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Sheep Sweat a Factor in Blowfly Attack of Sheep

Naturevolume 134pages813814 (1934) | Download Citation

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BLOWFLY attack of sheep is associated with bacterial activity in the wool. The part of the body most commonly attacked is the breech, which is the portion of the fleece most subjected to wetting; other parts of the body may be attacked if they are kept wet.

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  1. Division of Entomology, Commonwealth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Canberra, F.C.T., Australia

    • F. G. HOLDAWAY
    •  & C. R. MULHEARN

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