Controlling Scabby Mouth in the Live Sheep Trade

Project Code:  LIVE.101

Year Published: 2000

Scabby mouth is a common disease found in all sheep-raising countries, the disease rarely causes problems of economic significance in Australia, and is usually not observed by producers. This study was undertaken to establish the effectiveness of a vaccination in controlling scabby mouth in live sheep trade.

Scabby mouth is a common disease found in all sheep-raising countries, the disease rarely causes problems of economic significance in Australia, and is usually not observed by producers. This study was undertaken to establish the effectiveness of a vaccination in controlling scabby mouth in live sheep trade.

The report found single vaccination at lamb marking resulted in low levels of scabby mouth at discharge in the Middle East whilst two vaccinations (the second administered shortly before export) resulted in negligible levels and concludes that scabby mouth is no longer an issue of concern in most Middle Eastern markets.

Keywords: Sheep, On-board/transport, Domestic, Disease

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