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Trypanosoma evansi is a protozoan parasite that is the causative agent of the animal disease surra.  The disease occurs in a wide area from the...

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Trypanosoma evansi is classified within the genus Trypanosoma, subgenus Trypanozoon, along with T. brucei brucei (cause of nagana in livestock), T....

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Cover for contagious ecthyma

Contagious pustular dermatitis (CPD) is a worldwide zoonotic viral disease of sheep and goats. It has been recognized for centuries in sheep-keeping...

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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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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 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...

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Mannheimia haemolytica (from Greek haima - blood, lyt – adverb form of verb lyo - dissolve, and adjectival suffix – ikos latinized in – ica) is a...

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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 coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is a disease that is caused by microscopically visible parasites named ‘coccidia’ [mainly Eimeria spp and Isospora spp]. These parasites...

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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...