Glossanthrax in herbivores, an extinct disease ?

par François Vallat

Content: a review of epizootics that occurred in Europe from 1682 to 1838, and a reminder of their chronology as well as their spatial and temporal distribution. Results of research undertaken by the author to elucidate the nature of one of these epizootics, known as “Mal de langue” or Glossanthrax. According to the author, this could be an erucism, a pathological manifestation due to the urticarial bristle of processionary caterpillars.

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