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A mucosal disease-like condition in lambs with hairy shaker disease

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A hairy shaker disease outbreak occurred on a Southland farm in spring 1992 in a flock of 100 2-year-old ewes and 350 older ewes. About 80 of the 2-year-old ewes produced lambs that were small and coarse-fleeced but robust. Most of these lambs were born early in the season. The lambs born later in the season appeared normal. The veterinary practitioner (AR) made a provisional diagnosis of hairy shaker disease, based on clinical signs. Most of the affected lambs survived until soon after weaning, when about 12 developed severe diarrhoea, lost weight and died within a few days…

Keywords: Congenital disease; Sheep; Viral

Document Type: Regular Paper

Publication date: September 1, 1993

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