sheep measles


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sheep measles

n
(Veterinary Science) (functioning as singular or plural) a disease of sheep caused by infestation by the cysticerci of a dog tapeworm (Taenia ovis)
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The sheep bladder worm |(Taenia ovis) When released from the egg in the gut, these migrate into the muscle, where they cause muscular cysticercosis, also known as sheep measles. Pasture can rapidly become heavily infected; the eggs can survive for up to six months can be found in hay as well.