Farmyard pox

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Farmyard pox
SpecialtyInfectious disease
TypesBovine papular stomatitis, orf, milker's nodule[1]

Farmyard pox is a group of closely related Parapoxviruses of sheep and cattle that can cause bovine papular stomatitis, orf and milker's nodule in humans.[1]


Types include bovine papular stomatitis, orf and milker's nodule.[1]


Infected keratocytes in skin swell and die.[2] The stain Lendrum’s phloxine tartazine, may be used to identify farmyard pox inclusion bodies.[2] Other tests include culture, fluorescent antibody test and electron microscopy.[2]

Diferential diagnosis

Cowpox, horsepox and smallpox may look similar and the histology may appear the same.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "19. Viral diseases". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 389. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2022-05-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Emanuel, Patrick. "Farmyard pox pathology". Archived from the original on 12 August 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2022.