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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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Cover for Friesian cattle breeds

The origins of the Bos taurus Friesian cattle breed were the black and white animals of migrant European tribes, the Batavians and the Friesians, who...

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Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) was first isolated during a disease outbreak in Switzerland in 1970 (van Vuuren, 1994). BRSV is an...

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Cover for Holstein cattle

The Holstein breed has its origins in the USA where it was developed from the late 1800s onwards. This Bos taurus breed was developed from the Dutch...

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Bovine parainfluenza virus 3 (BPIV3) is an important pathogen that causes acute upper and lower respiratory tract infections in calves (Bryson et...

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Cover for Limousin cattle

The Limousin Bos taurus cattle breed has its origins in the harsh wet climate and rugged terrain of the south central regions of Limousin and Marche...

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Cover for Stomoxys calcitrans

Stable flies, both males and females, are obligate blood-feeding flies of livestock grouped under the genus Stomoxys. They are believed to have...

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Rotaviruses are the commonest cause of severe, acute viral gastroenteritis in man, mammals and birds worldwide, with most of cases occurring in young...

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

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E. coli is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic rod that is part of the normal intestinal flora and grows easily in most culture media. E. coli is...