swinepox


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swinepox

(swīn′pŏks′)
n.
An acute infectious disease of domesticated swine caused by a virus and characterized by skin lesions.

swinepox

a disease caused by either of two pox-viruses, true swine poxvirus (suipoxvirus) or vaccinia virus. There are typical pox lesions, most commonly on the abdominal skin, and, in adult pigs, not much else. Piglets may have lesions on the face and have a concurrent conjunctivitis and some may die. Haematopinus suis is thought to transmit the disease in older pigs whereas suckers probably are infected by contact with the sow's udder.
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Swinepox disease has a worldwide distribution, and 4 outbreaks of similar infections were reported in pig herds in Brazil during 1976-2001 (3).
Outbreaks of swinepox disorders have been frequently reported in Europe, North America, and Oceania, and special attention has been given to congenital cases, which usually lead to high case-fatality rates (2,8,9).