Scabby mouth | definition of scabby mouth by Medical dictionary
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A specific disease of sheep and goats, caused by the orf virus, family Poxviridae. This virus is transmissible to humans and characterized by vesiculation and ulceration of the infected site.
[O.E. orfcwealm, murrain, fr. orf, cattle, + cwealm, destruction]
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It's not only Aussie sheep who've got a serious case of scabby mouth
if you ask me.
It is also known by several other alternative names, including sore mouth, scabby mouth
and contagious pustular dermatitis.
is found in every country that runs commercial livestock flocks and herds including Bahrain and Pakistan.