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Halicephalobus gingivalis is a small saprophytic rhabditid nematode, represented only by females with a typical rhabditoid oesophagus and one egg in the uterus, capable of infecting vertebrates. This opportunistic parasite present in the soil, manure and decaying humus, is thought to penetrate...

Noiva, R.; Ruivo, P.; Carvalho, L. M. de; Fonseca, C.; Fevereiro, M.; Carvalho, P.; Orge, L.; Monteiro, M.; Peleteiro, M. C.
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Veterinary Medicine and Science, 2019, 5, 2, pp 222-229

Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...

Cover for Sus scrofa (pigs)

Datasheet Type(s): Livestock Species


There exist over 200 distinct breeds of sheep Ovis aries. The breeds differ in their physical characteristics. Female sheep tend to be smaller than...


Neosporosis affects livestock in many countries, particularly as an important cause of abortion in cattle, and was first seen as a neuromuscular...

Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...

Cover for Camelus dromedarius (dromedary camel)

Data on the importance and the real place of camel production in agricultural economy is lacking, except for in the main camel countries of...

Cover for Clostridium perfringens enteritis and enterotoxaemia

Clostridium perfringens is an important cause of clostridial enteric disease in domestic animals, and a frequent cause of myonecrosis in both humans...

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