The comparative susceptibility of five breeds of sheep to foot-rot.

  title={The comparative susceptibility of five breeds of sheep to foot-rot.},
  author={David L. Emery and David J. Stewart and Bobby L. Clark},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  volume={61 3},
Five breeds of sheep, Romney Marsh, Dorset Horn, Border Leicester, Peppin Merinos and Saxon Merinos were examined for their susceptibility to foot-rot by exposure to natural transmission of infection on irrigated pasture or by the application of pure cultures of Bacteroides nodosus to each foot in a pen experiment. On pasture, the sheep encountered a moderate challenge and the British breeds were more resistant than Merinos to the development of severe foot-rot. Resistance was manifested by a… CONTINUE READING

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