Sweating sickness : the present state of our knowledge

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  • SDG 17
  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    This is an informative review of all aspects of the tick-borne toxicosis known as 'sweating sickness'. The condition principally affects young calves although sheep, pigs and goats are also susceptible. It occurs in Central, Eastern and South Africa, southern India and Ceylon and this review would be of particular interest to veterinarians in those parts of the world. The author, who considers that the causal agent is a toxin, discusses the history, aetiology, transmission, epizootiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prophylaxis and immunity of the disease. A very useful list of references is appended and the text is interspersed with fourteen detailed tables dealing with experimental data, distribution and hosts of tick vectors.