Contagious pustular dermatitis of Japanese serow

This disease is due to orf virus in parapoxviruses. This disease was detected in 9 of 85 Japanese serows, a special national treasure, protected in Iwate prefecture in 1981. Serows with this disease were also detected in Miyagi, Fukushima, and Yamagata Prefectures, suggesting prevalence of this disease in a wide area of the Tohoku region.

Masanobu Goryo
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Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University., Morioka, 020-8550, Japan