Sheep, Campylobacter fetus, Abortion
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Vibrionic abortion of sheep has caused heavy losses in a number of wheatbelt flocks. In several flocks up to 50 per cent, of the ewes aborted as a result of this newly reported disease.
This article gives the history of the disease in this State, and describes the symptoms for the benefit of other farmers whose flocks may be affected. Ewes become immune after the first attack.
Gardiner, M R.; Nairn, M. E.; and Miller, I. J.
"Ovine vibriosis : a new cause of sheep infertility,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 3:
6, Article 6.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol3/iss6/6