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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

F C. Wilkinson

Keywords

Pigs, Viral diseases, Western Australia

First Page Number

125

Last Page Number

126

Abstract

A PIG-FARMER recently asked for in-information on pig-pox and inquired whether the disease occurs in Western Australia.

The first part of the question is easily answered, as pig-pox is a typical pox disease caused by a virus and resulting in roundish, red areas appearing on the pig's skin.

The disease is in fact very similar to the other more commonly known pox diseases—chicken-pox in the human population, fowl-pox in poultry and cow-pox in cattle.

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