Pigs, Viral diseases, Western Australia
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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.
Wilkinson, F C.
"Pig pox : its presence in W.A. is suspected but not yet confirmed,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss2/5