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

Article Title

Bluetongue of sheep

Authors

M R. Gardiner

Keywords

Sheep, Bluetongue virus

First Page Number

60

Last Page Number

63

Abstract

BLUETONGUE is a serious disease of sheep, mainly of introduced European breeds, throughout the African continent.

It is maintained there by wild and domestic ruminants in the presence of certain insect vectors (carriers).

The disease has probably existed there from immemorial times among the indigenous ruminants, emerging as a recognised disease only when the much more susceptible European breeds were brought into the continent.

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