Effect of disruption of the sebaceous layer of the sheep's skin on the incidence of fleece-rot

James, P.J. and Warren, G.H. (1979) Effect of disruption of the sebaceous layer of the sheep's skin on the incidence of fleece-rot. Australian Veterinary Journal, 55 7: 335-338.


Author James, P.J.
Warren, G.H.
Title Effect of disruption of the sebaceous layer of the sheep's skin on the incidence of fleece-rot
Journal name Australian Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0423
1751-0813
Publication date 1979-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1979.tb00420.x
Volume 55
Issue 7
Start page 335
End page 338
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract It was postulated that integrity of the sebaceous layer on the skin is important in maintaining resistance to fleece-rot. This hypothesis was tested in an experimenta of a 2 x 2 factorial design in which sebaceous layer disruption and wetting were the 2 treatments. The sebaceous layer was disrupted by applying a light petroleum solvent to the skin of the sheep. Fleece-rot occurred in all sheep (20) that were both wetted and had the sebaceous layer disrupted while 9/19 of those wetted but without the sebaceous layer disrupted developed fleece-rot. The fleece-rot lesions observed were more severe in sheep in the disrupted wetted treatments than in the intact wetted treatment. Interpretation of these differences was complicated by a possible reaction of the skin to the solvent used. The differences were not due to an effect of treatment on fleece wettability. No fleece-rot developed in the sheep not wetted and application of the solvent alone did not induce fleece-rot.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 10 March 2008.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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