SWEATING SICKNESS, HYALOMMA TOXICITY
 
Description    Sweating Sickness is limited to Africa. There is a generalized moist ulcerative necrosis of the skin and mucous membranes. The course of the disease is usually 6-8 days. Cause might be toxicity due to the tick HYALOMMA TRUNCATUM.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine
 
Signs   Alopecia, Anorexia, Chemosis, Cold skin, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Conjunctival, scleral, injection, Conjunctival, scleral, redness, Corneal edema, opacity, Cyanosis, Dullness, Excessive salivation, Fever, Foul odor skin, Hyperkeratosis, Lacrimation, Matted or dirty hair, Moist skin, hair or feathers, Mucoid nasal discharge, Nasal mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Purulent discharge from eye, Purulent nasal discharge, Skin erythema, Skin necrosis, Skin pain, Skin scales, Skin ulcer, Vaginal or cervical ulcers, vesicles
 
References   Spickett AM. Sweating sickness: relative curative effect of hyperimmune serum and a precipitated immunoglobulin suspension and immunoblot identification of proposed immunodominant tick salivary gland proteins. Onderstepoort J Vet Res 1991;58:223
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