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Louping ill is a neurological disease and has been observed in herds of sheep in Scotland and northern England for hundreds of years. The term...


Louping ill virus is a tick-borne flavivirus closely related to tick-borne encephalitis virus (Gritsun et al., 2003). The flaviviruses are classified...

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Kerry cattle are indigenous to Ireland; the breed gets its name from the county of Kerry. It is thought to be one of the oldest breeds in Europe and...


The Speckle Park breed was developed in Saskatchewan, starting in 1959, from Shorthorn, Aberdeen Angus and ‘a bull that had the White Park colour...

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Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is an asexual, spherical, eukaryotic, fungal pathogen that develops in the keratinized skin cells of amphibians....

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Systematics and taxonomic positionThe family Caligidae currently contains 445 species in 33 genera; more than three-quarters of these species are...


Sea lice (family Caligidae) are among the most notorious pests affecting cultured marine fishes. The best-known representatives of this group are...

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Jersey cattle were first recorded on the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel off the coast of France, which...


Although the ancestors of Guernsey cattle were introduced to the Channel Islands in the 10th and 11th centuries as draught animals, they were noted...


Photobacterium damsela subsp. piscicida is a non-motile, Gram-negative rod that exhibits bipolar staining and is oxidase- and catalase-positive,...

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