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Astroviruses were first discovered in the diarrhoeic faeces of children in 1975, but have since been isolated from many mammals, including cattle,...

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Most domestic species are susceptible to tetanus, and as in human beings, the limiting factor on incidence is probably vaccination. Some species,...

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Cover for bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a disease of cattle, which mainly occurs in animals aged 4-6 years old. The disease was first recognized...

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Cover for scrapie

Note: This datasheet covers 'classical' scrapie, not 'atypical' scrapie. Scrapie is a fatal neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats. It is...

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Between late 1998 and 1999, the spread of a new disease of pigs was recorded in pig farms in peninsular Malaysia. It was characterized by a...

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Canine distemper is a highly contagious acute febrile disease caused by the canine distemper virus (CDV), which is a paramyxovirus closely related...

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Cover for Streptococcus and Enterococcus infections in pigs (and ruminants)

Several streptococci can be found in pigs. Some of them can be hosted in the tonsils and bowel of healthy animals, and various species are potential...

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Cover for classical swine fever

Classical swine fever is also known as hog cholera. Classical swine fever (CSF) is most often used in Europe and its ex-colonies. Hog cholera is the...

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Cover for Taenia

Taenia saginata and T. solium are tapeworms with cattle and pigs, respectively, as the main intermediate hosts, and humans as the main definitive...

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Cover for Escherichia coli infections

Escherichia coli is an important cause of disease worldwide and occurs in most mammalian species, including humans, and in birds. E. coli are...