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

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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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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 Clostridium perfringens enteritis and enterotoxaemia

Clostridium perfringens is an important cause of clostridial enteric disease in domestic animals, and a frequent cause of myonecrosis in both humans...

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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...

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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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Cover for Sarcoptes scabiei

Datasheet Type(s): Veterinary Arthropod, Vector of Animal Disease

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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...