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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 Montbéliard cattle

Montbéliard cattle are a dual-purpose Bos taurus breed, derived from the Swiss Simmental. The breeding programme originated in the Montbéliard region...

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Cover for Hereford & Polled Hereford cattle

The Hereford breed of cattle belongs to the old British red middle-horn group, which includes breeds such as the Sussex and Devon. During the...

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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 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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Cover for paratuberculosis

Johne's disease or paratuberculosis (PTB) caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, initially infects the ileum causing a...

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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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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...