What Are the Symptoms of Sheep Infectious Pleuropneumonia?

Aug. 11, 2020

Infectious pleuropneumonia of sheep occurs frequently in spring and winter, and is mostly endemic. It can also occur in sheep with poor environment and malnutrition. Once a sheep is infected, timely control measures need to be taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The main manifestations of infectious pleuropneumonia in sheep are fever, cough, pleurisy and other respiratory symptoms. Sick sheep are easy to find. Our company provides gamithromycin injection.

Not all sheep with the disease have obvious symptoms at the beginning, because there is a certain period of incubation at the beginning, which is about 6 days as short as 15-20 days. Some are difficult to detect during the incubation period. Even if they are found, the symptoms are relatively mild at this time. So let’s take a look at the symptoms of the disease together. When sheep have similar symptoms, they must be diagnosed and treated to avoid infection. Pleuropneumonia delays the best treatment period, which leads to the spread of the disease and causes greater losses.

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1. Clinical symptoms

(1) The body temperature of sick sheep has risen, as much as 40~41.5℃. In the initial stage, the sheep is sluggish and loses appetite. They often like to stay alone by themselves, with cough and runny nose.

(2) Despite the development of the disease, the sheep began to show obvious respiratory symptoms, mainly manifested as dyspnea and particularly obvious symptoms of pneumonia.

(3) After that, the cough of the sheep becomes a dry cough, mucus in the mouth and nose, and some sheep will have diarrhea and oral ulcers.

(4) At the later stage of onset, the sick sheep not only have the above symptoms, but as they worsen, breathing difficulties get worse. They have no strength to stand and often lie on the ground. Their body temperature becomes lower than usual. If the disease is serious, if not treated in time, eventually Will exhaust and die.

2. Necropsy symptoms

Autopsy of the dead sheep with infectious pleuropneumonia showed that there was light red fluid in the chest and lungs of the sheep, the bronchial lymph nodes were very swollen, the lungs had obvious lesions, the liver and kidney were enlarged, and the spleen had congestion.

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