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What is hogget wool?

Wool from a sheep with two incisors, not having been shorn since three months of age, or never shorn.  The...

What is footrot?  

It is an infectious and contagious disease caused by the bacteria, Dichelobacter nodosus (D. nodosus for short). It was previously known as Bacteroides nodosus and...

What is fleece rot?

Fleece rot is a dermatitis caused by moisture and bacterial growth on the sheep’s skin that produces an exudate that...

What is dermatophilosis?

Also known as dermo or lumpy wool, mycotic dermatophilosis is common in Merino sheep in the higher rainfall areas of...

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