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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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Cover for Staphylococcus aureus infections

HistoryThe early classical historical, but un-referenced, description of Micrococcus (Staphylococcus) was recorded by Merchant and Parker (1967)....

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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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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 Jersey cattle

Jersey cattle were first recorded on the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel off the coast of France, which...

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According to Olson and Miller (1987), the initial descriptions of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) were published in German medical literature in...

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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 Simmental cattle

[This summary was compiled using the following sources: American Simmental Association website; Bradley and Cunningham, 1999; Gillespie, 1995; Mason,...

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Bovine anaplasmosis, caused by Anaplasma marginale, occurs in cattle in most tropical and subtropical countries. The most marked clinical signs of...