Caprine Pleuropneumonia

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Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia 



Caprine pleuropneumonia, lung, goat

Necropsy: image showing CCP in Goats

  • Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a disease affecting goats and some wild ruminant species, caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae (Mccp). CCPP causes inflammation of the lungs and accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity. Damaged lung tissue can harden and adhere to the chest wall, which interferes with effective respiration and causes the goat to die from lack of oxygen.


  • Weakness
  • Anorexia
  • Cough
  • Labored breathing
  • Wide based forelimb stance
  • Nasal Discharge
  • Fever (104.5-106 degrees Fahrenheit)


  • Vaccines are available in some countries, and good to excellent protection has been reported. Treatment with antibiotics such as tylosin has been effective, as has oxytetracycline.



  • Quarantine of afflicted individuals is the best form of preventing herd infection.

Lung of an infected animal



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