jaagsiekte


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A chronic and contagious disease of the lungs in sheep and goats, first described in South Africa, which evokes lung tumour formation
Aetiology Ovine retrovirus—Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus

jaagsiekte

[Af.]
1. see ovine pulmonary adenomatosis.
2. pyrrolizidine alkaloidosis of horses caused by Crotalaria dura, C. globifera, C. juncea. Term means 'panting sickness' with reference to prominent lung lesions.
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In 2003 she died of Jaagsiekte, a lung disease caused by the retrovirus JSRN, common enough among sheep.
A virus called Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus infects sheep and goats, and is the only known virus to cause lung cancer in any animal.
In an ideal world, he says he would buy his breeding replacements from a breeder who: was MV, OEA and Scrapie accredited; had treated with Cydectin LA (for scab), Zolvix (for resistant worms), Fasinex (for fluke) and Micotil (for footrot and CODD) before the sale; had tested for CLA and BDV before the sale; and was willing to give assurances on Orf, Johne's, Jaagsiekte and Ringworm "That's not much to ask is it," admits Mr Macfarlane, but although the list sounds daunting, a potential bidder should try to get reassurances on as many of these as they can.