Wool, Dermatophilus congolensis, Lucilia cuprina, Western Australia
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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.
"Mycotic dermatitis (Lumpy wool) and fleece rot of sheep,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 3
, Article 11.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol3/iss11/11