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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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Cover for Sus scrofa (pigs)

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Cover for Pasteurella multocida infections

Pasteurella multocida is a cause of haemorrhagic septicaemia in cattle, fowl cholera in poultry and a contributor to progressive atrophic rhinitis in...

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Brucella abortus was isolated from cattle in 1897 by the Danish veterinarian Bernard Bang (Bang, 1897). The disease caused by Brucella abortus (B....

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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...