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Bos indicus



Bos indicus (zebu)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Bos indicus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • zebu
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia

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The principal breeds used in the formation of the Grey Brahman were the Guzerat and Nellore, with a lesser contribution from the Gir.
TitleGrey Brahman herd
CaptionThe principal breeds used in the formation of the Grey Brahman were the Guzerat and Nellore, with a lesser contribution from the Gir.
CopyrightAustralian Brahman Breeders Association
The principal breeds used in the formation of the Grey Brahman were the Guzerat and Nellore, with a lesser contribution from the Gir.
Grey Brahman herdThe principal breeds used in the formation of the Grey Brahman were the Guzerat and Nellore, with a lesser contribution from the Gir.Australian Brahman Breeders Association


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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Bos indicus

Preferred Common Name

  • zebu

International Common Names

  • English: bull; bulls; calf; calves; cattle; cow; cows

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Artiodactyla
  •                         Suborder: Ruminantia
  •                             Family: Bovidae
  •                                 Genus: Bos
  •                                     Species: Bos indicus

List of Diseases and Disorders

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abortion due to miscellaneous aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in ruminants
acid fast lymphangitis, atypical mycobacteriosis in cattle
actinobacillosis in ruminants
Actinobacillus suis infections
acute interstitial pneumonia in cattle
Akabane virus infection
alcelaphine herpesvirus 1
Amblyomma hebraeum
Anaplasma bovis
Anaplasma centrale
Anaplasma marginale
anemia of chronic inflammation or neoplasia
anestrus due to chronic disease or parasitism in large animals
Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)
arthropods associated with animal housing
Aspergillus fumigatus
Aspergillus terreus
astrovirus infections
Aujeszky's disease
Babesia bigemina
Bacillus cereus
Bacillus cereus, Bacillus licheniformis and other Bacillus infections
Bacillus circulans
Bacillus licheniformis
bacteriologically negative clinical mastitis in cattle
Bacteroides fragilis diarrhea in piglets, calves, lambs, and foals
besnoitiosis in ruminants and horses- exotic
bluetongue virus
Boophilus decoloratus
border disease
borna disease in cattle and sheep - exotic
borrelia theileri infection in horses, cattle, and sheep - exotic
bovine adenoviruses infections
bovine coronavirus infection
bovine ehrlichiosis, nofel - exotic
bovine enterovirus infection
bovine ephemeral fever
bovine farcy - exotic
bovine herpesvirus 1
bovine herpesvirus 1 infections
bovine herpesvirus 2 infection
bovine herpesvirus 3 infections
bovine herpesvirus 4 infection
bovine herpesvirus 5 infection
bovine immunodeficiency virus infection
bovine papillomatosis
bovine papular stomatitis
bovine parainfluenza 3 infection
bovine parvovirus infection
bovine petechial fever
bovine respiratory syncytial virus infection
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
bovine theilerioses
bovine tuberculosis
bovine venereal trichomonosis
bovine viral diarrhea virus
bovine viral diarrhoea
branhamella (moraxella, neisseria) ovis in ruminants
Brucella abortus
Brucella melitensis
brucellosis (Brucella abortus)
brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)
Burkholderia pseudomallei infections
calf diarrhea due to mixed infections
Campylobacter infections
campylobacter jejuni abortion in cows
caseous lymphadenitis
chlamydial infections of livestock and poultry
chlamydial polyarthritis and/or keratoconjunctivitis in cattle
chlamydial sporadic bovine encephalomyelitis
Chlamydophila abortus
chlamydophila abortus, enzootic abortion, in ruminants and pigs
Chlamydophila pecorum
Chlamydophila psittaci
Chrysomya bezziana (Old World screw-worm)
Chrysomya bezziana infestation
Chuzan virus infection
Clavibacter toxicus
clavibacter toxicus-infected grass toxicity, corynetoxicosis- exotic
Claviceps paspali
Clostridium novyi infections
Clostridium perfringens enteritis and enterotoxaemia
Clostridium septicum bacteraemia
clostridium tertium enteritis in cattle
Cochliomyia macellaria (secondary screwworm)
complications of intravenous fluid or drug therapy
congential arthropod-borne viral disease of calves in japan- exotic
contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
corynebacterium bovis associated mastitis
Corynebacterium urinary tract infections (Corynebacterium renale group infections)
Coxiella burnetii
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus
Cryptococcus albidus
cryptosporidiosis in livestock and poultry
Culicoides actoni
Culicoides bolitinos
Culicoides boydi
Culicoides brevitarsis
Culicoides coarctatus
Culicoides cornutus
Culicoides filariferus
Culicoides fulvus
Culicoides homotomus
Culicoides imicola
Culicoides insignis
Culicoides lahillei
Culicoides nipponensis
Culicoides obsoletus
Culicoides oxystoma
Culicoides pulicaris
Culicoides puncticollis
Culicoides pusillus
Culicoides schultzei
Culicoides variipennis
Culicoides variipennis sonorensis
cystitis and pyelonephritis in ruminants
Dermanyssus gallinae
dermatitis associated with oat straw infected with fusarium sporotrichioides
Dermatobia hominis (human botfly)
Dichelobacter nodosus infection
Dicrocoelium dendriticum
digital dermatitis in cattle
eastern equine encephalitis virus
Echidnophaga gallinacea
Edwardsiella tarda
Ehrlichia ruminantium
elaphostrongylosis of wild ruminants
enterococcus faecium mastitis in cattle
enzootic bovine amaurosis, blindness - exotic
enzootic bovine leukosis
enzootic bovine mycobacterial nodular-ulcerative mammilitis, thelitis
epizootic (chlamydial? borrelia coriacae?) bovine abortion
epizootic haemorrhagic disease
equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern)
Escherichia coli
Escherichia coli infections
Fasciola hepatica
foot rot in cattle
foot-and-mouth disease in pigs
foot-and-mouth disease in ruminants
foot-and-mouth disease virus
fungal granuloma, maduromycosis, rhinosporidiosis, mycetoma
fungal hypersensitivity pneumonitis in cattle
fungal, yeast, mycotic mastitis in ruminants
Fusarium sporotrichioides (kernel rot of maize)
Fusobacterium necrophorum infections
Glossina fuscipes
Glossina morsitans
Glossina pallidipes
Glossina tachinoides
granulomatous vulvitis in cattle
Haemophilus somnus infection
Hyalomma truncatum
hypovolemic, hemorrhagic, cardiac, or septic shock
idiopathic sporadic bovine non-suppurative meningoencephalomyelitis- exotic
inclusion body rhinitis
infection, empyema, of the paranasal, nasal, sinuses, sinusitis
infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis
infectious infertility - epivag - exotic
infectious, septic, bacterial, fungal arthritis, synovitis, joint ill
infectious, septic, tenosynovitis
interdigital dermatitis in cattle
intestinal spirochetosis, brachyspira, in cattle
iodine deficiency
iron deficiency
Japanese encephalitis
Japanese encephalitis virus
Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced mastitis
Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced pneumonia
lechiguana, focal proliferative fibrogranulomatous panniculitis- exotic
Leucaena leucocephala (leucaena)
lice of ruminants and pigs
Listeria monocytogenes
lumpy skin disease
lumpy skin disease virus
lyme borreliosis
Lyperosia irritans
magnesium deficiency
malignant catarrhal fever
malignant histiocytosis
manganese deficiency
Mannheimia haemolytica
Mannheimia haemolytica infections
mastitis in cows due to nontuberculous mycobacteria
Melia azedarach (Chinaberry)
Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)
Micrococcus infections
Musca autumnalis
Musca domestica
muscular atrophy
myasthenia gravis
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis
Mycobacterium bovis
Mycoplasma bovigenitalium infections
Mycoplasma bovirhinis bovine respiratory disease
Mycoplasma bovis infections
Mycoplasma dispar infections
Mycoplasma hyorhinis infections
Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides small colony (SC) type
mycoplasmal mastitis in cattle
mycotic, fungal, abortion in cows, ewes, and sows
myiasis-causing flies
nocardial mastitis in cows and does
oophoritis, ovarian abscess, in mares and cattle
otitis media
papillomatous digital dermatitis
Pasteurella multocida
Pasteurella multocida infections
Pennisetum clandestinum (Kikuyu grass)
peste des petits ruminants
peste des petits ruminants virus
Proteus infections
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
Q fever
rabies virus
Rhipicephalus appendiculatus
Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi
Rhodococcus equi infections
Ricinus communis (castor bean)
Rift Valley fever
Rift Valley fever virus
rotavirus infections in livestock and poultry
Sarcocystis infections
Senna occidentalis (coffee senna)
Serratia marcescens
Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant)
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus infections
Staphylococcus hyicus infection
Stomoxys calcitrans
Streptococcus and Enterococcus infections in pigs (and ruminants)
Streptococcus uberis infections
Suid herpesvirus 1
summer mastitis
swine erysipelas
Theileria annulata
Theileria annulata infections
Theileria orientalis/Theileria buffeli group
Theileria orientalis/Theileria buffeli infections
Theileria parva
Theileria parva infections
tickborne encephalitis
tick-borne fever
torovirus infections
Toxoplasma gondii
Trueperella pyogenes infections
Trypanosoma evansi
Ureaplasma infections
vesicular stomatitis
Vespula germanica (German wasp)
West Nile virus
white line abscess in ruminants or swine, gravel