Chronic hepatitis in lambs in Norway, a condition resembling ovine white liver disease in New Zealand

Chronic hepatitis in lambs in Norway, a condition resembling ovine white liver disease in New Zealand
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Abstract

Ovine white liver disease (WLD) has been reported from New Zealand by Martinovich and Sutherland and a condition resembling WLD has recently been mentioned in this journal by Clark et al. A similar disease, called chronic hepatitis, has been described from Holland. We want to draw attention to a condition resembling WLD, and probably identical to chronic hepatitis in Holland, in lambs grazing certain cultivated pastures in the south-western part of Norway. During the period 1973-1978, we have each year recorded cases of hepatitis in experimental lambs in connection with a research project on different grazing systems for sheep and calves…

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