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Rhodococcus equi is the most common cause of severe pneumonia in foals. Unfortunately no effective vaccine is available so far to prevent the disease. Treatment of affected foals remains the only approach for managing disease caused by R. equi. The earlier specific antibiotic treatment is...

Author(s)
Szeredi, L.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2005, 75, 11, pp 31N-37N

Salmon aquaculture is a major contributor to fish supply in temperate areas worldwide with annual production in excess of 1.3 million tonnes. The main health issue is sea lice, ectoparasitic crustaceans, which not only cause epidermal damage and reduced appetence giving rise to welfare issues and...

Author(s)
Treasurer, J. W.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2005, 75, 10, pp 17N-29N

Camels were formerly considered resistant to most of the diseases commonly affecting livestock, but as more research was conducted, camels were found to be susceptible to a large number of pathogenic agents. For some diseases such as pox, mange, and enterotoxaemia, camels were indeed more...

Author(s)
Abbas, B.; Omer, O. H.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2005, 75, 8, pp 1N-16N

Ethnoveterinary medicine focuses on livestock keepers' knowledge and approaches to animal health care and production. It covers information on diseases and their control; remedies and clinical practices for treatment and prevention; management, feeding and breeding strategies; spiritual elements;...

Author(s)
Mathias, E.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2004, 74, 8, pp 27N-37N

It is necessary to derive alternative and/or additional means of preventing and/or minimizing such frequent and widespread release of central nervous system (CNS) material during slaughter. Two methods suitable for bringing about irreversible electrical stunning in cattle are presented. The...

Author(s)
Ramantanis, S. B.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2004, 74, 6, pp 15N-26N

Melioidosis is a potentially fatal bacterial infection of man and other animals. As a result of the potential bioweapon status of Burkholderia pseudomallei, the agent responsible for the disease, there has been a resurgence of interest in melioidosis in recent years. Although most of the clinical...

Author(s)
Inglis, T. J. J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2004, 74, 10, pp 39N-48N

The usual cattle slaughtering process involves a few critical stages that may result in widespread dissemination of specified risk materials (SRM) within and/or onto the carcass and within the abattoir environment. These include captive bolt stunning, head handling and harvesting head tissues and...

Author(s)
Ramantanis, S. B.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2004, 74, 3, pp 1N-13N

Poult enteritis and mortality syndrome (PEMS) is an intestinal disease of turkeys with a complex and multifactorial aetiology. It is characterized by high morbidity, mortality, and immune dysfunction in young turkeys. One of the earliest indications that the immune system is affected during PEMS is ...

Author(s)
Heggen-Peay, C. L.; Qureshi, M. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 12, pp 23R-26R

Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) infection represents an important example of virus-host interaction and a major disease affecting livestock. Although the infection is hardly life-threatening, the introduction of BHV-1 into a cattle farm can cause severe economic losses, due to the disease per se, as...

Author(s)
Turin, L.; Russo, S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 8, pp 15R-21R

At present, the main emphasis is on preventing asphyxia, since instruments suitable for artificial respiration in calves under practical conditions are not yet widely available. The most important breeding objective is to reduce the number of births in which calving assistance is required. This is...

Author(s)
Szenci, O.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 7, pp 7R-14R

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