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Cover for Ascaris suum

Ascaris suum, the large roundworm of pigs, is one of the most well known parasites of pigs. This is due to its large size and the conspicuous tissue...

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Clostridium chauvoei is the bacterial agent responsible for the acute febrile disease called blackleg, which infects skeletal muscle in cattle and...

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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 bovine herpesvirus 1

BHV-1 belongs to the family Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, genus Varicellovirus. BHV-1 is an enveloped virus with an icosahedric...

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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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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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This disease is on the list of diseases notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The distribution section contains data from...

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Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), belonging to the genus Pestivirus, is one of the most widespread cattle pathogens worldwide. BVDV is responsible...

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Ovine contagious epididymitis is a chronic disease that affects the reproductive tract of rams, causing reduced fertility (Burgess, 1982). The...

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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...