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summer mastitis

Summer mastitis is primarily a disease of dry cows and heifers in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere that occurs mostly during the...


Polistes dominulus (European paper wasp)

Matthias et al. (2008) should be consulted for a description of P. dominulus, but the following provides an introduction and is...


Trueperella pyogenes

Trueperella pyogenes (formerly Arcanobacterium pyogenes) is a common inhabitant of the urogenital, gastrointestinal and...


Ureaplasma infections

While few laboratories isolate and identify mycoplasmas regularly, even fewer are capable of detecting ureaplasmas because of their unusual...

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Akabane virus infection

Akabane virus (AKA virus) is a Culicoides transmitted teratogenic virus, which infects bovine, ovine and caprine fetuses in utero...


avian mycoplasmosis

Four Mycoplasma species are recognised as pathogens of avian hosts, although more than 23 different Mycoplasma species have been recovered...


Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a small cell wall-less bacterium that belongs to the class Mollicutes. It has a very small...


Acarapis woodi (honeybee mite)

The mites are invisible to the naked eye; the females are 143-147 microns long and 77-81 microns wide, in comparison to the males, which are...


Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant)

Although the exact economic costs of fire ant damage and control are unknown, estimates for southeastern USA have been more than half a...

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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections

Mare and Switzer (1965) in the USA and Goodwin et al. in the UK (Goodwin, 1985) isolated the causative agent of enzootic pneumonia,...

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