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List of infectious sheep and goat diseases

Sheep and goats are both small ruminants with cosmopolitan distributions due to their being kept historically and in modern times as grazers both individually and in herds in return for their production of milk, wool, and meat.[1] As such the diseases of these animals are of great economic importance to humans.


Prion diseasesEdit

Ewe with bare patches on rear end from scraping

Diseases caused prions include:

Viral diseasesEdit

Bacterial diseasesEdit

Fungal diseasesEdit

A sheep showing clinical symptoms of facial eczema.

Diseases caused by funguses include

Parasitic diseasesEdit


  1. ^ Pugh, D. G. (2002). Sheep and Goat Medicine. Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-9052-1.