Papillomatosis (Warts)

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Papillomatosis

(Warts)


Causes:

  • Goat warts are caused by a virus that affects only goats.

Symptoms:

  • Typical wart-like growths appear on the skin. Similar wart-like growths on the udder and teats are not caused by this virus; the cause is unknown.

 

Transmission:

  • The disease is found worldwide. In infected herds, the virus is widespread in the environment and may enter into any scratch or break in the skin. It takes about 1 month for the warts to grow. Most warts usually fall off within a year, due to an immunity built up by the infected goat.

Treatment:

  • Warts can be cut off, burned off, or frozen.

Prevention:

  • There is no practical prevention.

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