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contagious ecthyma

noun, Veterinary Pathology
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  • contagious ecthyma is caused by a virus spread by direct contact with scabs on infected animals.
  • contagious ecthyma in the live sheep export industry.
British Dictionary definitions for contagious ecthyma

contagious ecthyma

noun
1.
the technical name for orf
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Encyclopedia Article for contagious ecthyma

viral disease of sheep and goats. Blisters, pustules, ulcers, and scabs form on the lips especially but also on the face and ears. In severe cases sores form inside the mouth. Infections occur in the spring and summer and heal in about a month. Humans who work around the sheep sometimes become infected

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