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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 Hereford & Polled Hereford cattle

The Hereford breed of cattle belongs to the old British red middle-horn group, which includes breeds such as the Sussex and Devon. During the...

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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 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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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...

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Cover for Sus scrofa (pigs)

Datasheet Type(s): Livestock Species

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Cover for Sarcoptes scabiei

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

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Isolates of N. caninum from cattle, dogs and horses vary in their growth characteristics in culture and their pathogenicity in vivo, but molecular...

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Echinococcus granulosus is a widely distributed cestode (tapeworm). The adult worms occur in the small intestine of canids (definitive host). Larval...