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

Keywords

Wool, Dermatophilus congolensis, Sheep, Dipping

First Page Number

111

Last Page Number

112

Abstract

Lumpy wool, or mycotic dermatitis, is an infectious disease on the skin of the sheep caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus conglensis. The organism invades the wool and hair follicles, causing formation of skin lesions producing scabby material which binds the wool fibres into a hard mass.

Research shows that 'dipping' may increase the incidence of lumpy wool with some chemicals a greater risk than others.

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