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Lumpy-skin disease

It is a viral disease of cattle and is typically characterised by nodules or lumps on the skin. All cattle breeds in South Africa can be …

Blue tongue disease

Bluetongue is a non-contagious, viral disease spread by biting insects. It affects species of ruminants, particularly sheep. Bluetongue causes many dierent symptoms in affected animals, including …


Sheep-scab is a condition in sheep caused by infestation with a particular type of mite (Psoroptes ovis, known as the sheep-scab mite). Read more