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Peste des petits Ruminants (PPR) Control Programme

by ruchita last modified Apr 15, 2015 04:58 PM

Apr 15, 2015

Peste des petits Ruminants (PPR) also known as ‘Goat Plague’ is a viral disease that affects goats and sheep which causes huge financial loss to the animal rearers / farmers and economic loss to the country.

Visible signs


Other signs

Sudden fever, pneumonia and coughing. Affected animals appear restless, have a dull coat, dry muzzle and depressed appetite. Pregnant animals may abort.

Transmission and spread

  • Direct contact with infected animals
  • Spread of disease is more in young flocks. 
  • Contact with contaminated water & feed troughs
  • Inhalation when affected animals sneeze
  • Contact in markets where animals from different sources are brought together.


Separate sick animals from healthy ones. Keep their house clean and neat on a regular basis. Care should be taken if animals are kept in confinement as this seems to favour outbreaks. Be vigilant of livestock dealers moving in your farm / flock.

PPR-Control Programme is being implemented throughout the country by Government of India as one of the component of Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Livestock Health and Disease Control” envisaging mass vaccination of eligible sheep & goat population at free of cost in all the States & Union Territories.

For further details please contact your nearest veterinary hospital / dispensary.


Issued in public interest by:
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries,
Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.
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