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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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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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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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Cryptosporidiosis is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium (family Cryptosporidiidae, order Eucoccidiorida, subclass...

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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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Anaplasmosis is a disease of ruminants caused by obligate intraerythrocytic parasites of the order Rickettsiales, family Anaplasmataceae (Ristic and...

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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 Mannheimia haemolytica

(This section includes information from Confer (2009)).Mannheimia haemolytica is a Gram-negative, non-motile, small rod- and coccobacillus-shaped...

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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...