The Royal Netherlands Society of Animal Husbandry and the Netherlands National Scientific Fund have called for a national campaign to help people cope with camel toe syndrome.

Camel toe syndrome is a skin condition in which animals get pimples on their feet. Between 50 and 100 sheep become affected every year in the Netherlands followed by around 20 dogs this year.

The symptoms of camel toe syndrome include skin lesions red blotches rhinorrhea and lymphadenopathy which result in a less regular lifestyle. As a result the animals suffer from being sedentary and have an increased risk for blood pressure.

As a result of the condition the animals are more susceptible to other skin diseases says Dr Marta Di Gardo Vice President of Research Research Communications at the Netherlands Society of Animal Husbandry who is leading the campaign. Animal health is affected most when we deal with animals that are of a smaller size and they are less able to produce a greater reserve of immune cells in the skin. Their skin suffers from different diseases.

The skin of sheep or goats is covered with keratin a fatty substance that is found on the skin of all animals. The dermatologist who is caring for the animals explains that the reason why there are so many sheep affected is because they have lesions on their legs.

What happens in sheep is that they react with inflammation because of another problem caused by the skins own immune system: systemic inflammation says Dr Di Gardo. And in camel toe syndrome the pain caused by the skin lesions is caused by the skins own immune cells.

Its important that people know that cameltoe is not the same as in other breeds. The similarities are that the lesions change from pimple to bumps on the feet (…) to no body hair at all says Dr Di Gardo. Euphoric scent is produced by the animals skin and cameltoe on the skin of the sheep develops external herpetic dermatitis.

Other disorders produced by the skins own immune system:Ankylosing spondylitis: Excessive hair growth painful bump around the teeth and discoloured lips.

Acute myeloid leukaemia: Eyes become green you have difficulty seeing and you start to bleed from your disc.

Brachyderm disease: Treatment of chemical and physical conditions with a plasticizer is very important.

Diabetes: Mouth and facial pain skin cancer in particular.

Le weight loss: Weight loss and reduced sexuality (spermicidal involvement)Le eyes: Masks are not effective for the eyes and so a lot of them are affected by camel toe.