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Tabachnick, Walter J., Chelsea T. Smartt, and C. Roxanne Rutledge-Connelly. 2008. “Bluetongue: ENY-743/IN768, 4/2008”. EDIS 2008 (4). Gainesville, FL.


ENY-743, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Walter J. Tabachnick, Chelsea T. Smartt, and C. Roxanne Connelly, answers common questions about this viral disease of ruminant livestock transmitted by biting midges, the virus, clinical signs of bluetongue, economic impact, transmission, diagnosis, cure, distribution, presence in Florida, and prevention. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, April 2008.

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