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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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Cover for babesiosis

The parasite Babesia is named after Babes, the scientist who first described it in sheep and cattle in 1888 (Levine, 1961). Organisms belonging to...

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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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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...

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Cover for Aujeszky's disease

Aujeszky’s disease (also known as pseudorabies) is a viral disease of pigs that is endemic in most parts of the world. It is caused by Suid...

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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...