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

Authors

J Shilkin

Keywords

Wool, Dermatophilus congolensis, Lucilia cuprina, Western Australia

First Page Number

906

Last Page Number

909

Abstract

Matted and sometimes discoloured specimens of wool are often received at the Department of Agriculture during seasons of heavy rainfall.

Two similar but quite distinct diseases are recognised as having caused this condition.

They are mycotic dermatitis (lumpy wool) and fleece rot. Both conditions damage the fleece and render affected sheep susceptible to blowfly strike.

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