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Seasonal allergic dermatitis in sheep
  1. RM Connan and
  2. S Lloyd
  1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge.


The lesions of a seasonal dermatitis in sheep occurred mainly on the ventral surface of the animals, but in other respects they resembled those of 'sweet itch' in horses. They were primarily an immediate hypersensitivity response and the circumstantial evidence indicated that they were due to the bites of Culicoides species, possibly C obsoletus.

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