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Goat Plague Must Be Tackled, Experts Warn

“Goat plague,” or peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is threatening global food security and poverty alleviation in the developing world, say leading veterinarians and animal health experts in this week’s Veterinary Record.

They call on the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to turn their attention now to ridding the world of the PPR virus, which carries a very high risk of death among infected animals.

The call follows the formal announcement this week by the FAO that a related virus, rinderpest, better known as “cattle plague,” has now been eradicated around the globe.

Read the original article at: Science Daily News

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