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A short history of sheep scab.

Abstract

The history of sheep scab is briefly discussed since it was first mentioned in 180 BC. It was probably introduced to South Africa by the early settlers and was mentioned as a problem by Simon van der Stel, although its cause was only discovered in 1809. Various measures taken over the centuries to control or eradicate the disease, which has always been of considerable economic importance, are discussed, as well as the failures and reasons why it is still with us today.

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  • Authors

    Bezuidenhout JD

    Source

    Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 82:4 2011 Dec pg 188-9

    MeSH

    Animals
    History, 15th Century
    History, 16th Century
    History, 17th Century
    History, 18th Century
    History, 19th Century
    History, 20th Century
    History, 21st Century
    History, Ancient
    History, Medieval
    Mite Infestations
    Psoroptidae
    Sheep
    Sheep Diseases
    South Africa

    Pub Type(s)

    Historical Article
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22616430