Wool, Dermatophilus congolensis, Sheep, Dipping
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Lumpy wool, or mycotic dermatitis, is an infectious disease on the skin of the sheep caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus conglensis. The organism invades the wool and hair follicles, causing formation of skin lesions producing scabby material which binds the wool fibres into a hard mass.
Research shows that 'dipping' may increase the incidence of lumpy wool with some chemicals a greater risk than others.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
"Lumpy wool may increase by dipping : research roundup,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 18:
3, Article 17.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol18/iss3/17