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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Contagious opthalmia, Pinkeye, Sheep disease

First Page Number

40

Last Page Number

45

Abstract

Contagious ophthalmia, better known to the sheep owner as "pinkeye," is a common disease of sheep particularly during the summer months. It is known to occur in the majority of countries where sheep are kept and, in Australia, is prevalent throughout the sheep raising areas. The disease is highly contagious and may spread rapidly through the flock. It is caused by a microbe known as Rickettsia conjunctivae which is always present in the discharge from the eyes of affected animals.

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