The hypersensitivity of horses to culicoides bites in british columbia.

  title={The hypersensitivity of horses to culicoides bites in british columbia.},
  author={Gregory D. S. Anderson and Peter Belton and N Kleider},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  volume={29 9},
Culicoides hypersensitivity is a chronic, recurrent, seasonal dermatitis of horses that has a worldwide distribution, but has only recently been reported in Canada. It is characterized by intense pruritus resulting in lesions associated with self-induced trauma.A survey of veterinarians and horse-owners in British Columbia showed no differences in susceptibility due to the sex, color, breed, or height of the horses. The prevalence of the disease in the 209 horses surveyed was 26%. Horses… CONTINUE READING
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