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A condition characterized by pruritus and hard brittle spicules protruding from hair follicles was diagnosed in four male Kerry Blue Terriers. Treatment with isotretinoin resulted in marked improvement in one case and complete clearing of spicules in two.

McKeever, P. J.; Torres, S. M. F.; O'Brien, T. D.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 1992, 28, 3, pp 257-262