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Filiform viral squamous papillomas on sheep
  1. ML Hayward,
  2. PJ Baird and
  3. HR Meischke


Filiform squamous papillomas occur rarely on young sheep and correspond closely to those on cattle and other species; they lack the fibromatous component of papillomas reported previously. This paper describes microscopical, immunological and molecular evidence for the presence of a putative ovine papillomavirus in these lesions.

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