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Staphylococcal dermatitis of sheep
  1. FM Scott,
  2. J Fraser and
  3. WB Martin


A condition frequently termed "facial" or "periorbital eczema" has been observed in sheep. Studies carried out indicated no viral involvement but a haemolytic Staphylococcus aureus was isolated which produced severe necrotic skin lesions on inoculation into sheep. A more appropriate term for the condition would appear to be staphylococcal dermatitis.

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