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Five species of Brontaea occur in the New World. B. humilis has been introduced from Europe and is known from a few localities in eastern and Pacific coast Canada and USA. B. normata is an endemic Neotropical species. The other species, B. debilis, B. quadristigma (= B. cilifera syn. nov.) and B....

Author(s)
Carvalho, C. J. B. de; Pont, A. C.
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 1997, 14, 3, pp 723-749
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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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The data available are discussed in a separate chapter for each country. The highest incidence of bovine TB is in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, particularly in dairy herds. Bolivia, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have no official data. Central American countries have ...

Author(s)
Carrillo, C. G.; Szyfres, B.
Publisher
Rome: Food & Agriculture Organization.,
Citation
La tuberculosis animal en las Americas y su trans-mision al hombre., 1963, pp 62 pp.
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Cover for Criollo cattle

Anthropological and palaeontological evidence shows that cattle were absent in America until Christopher Columbus discovered the continent. In 1493,...

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Cover for Brahman cattle

Evolutionary HistoryAll modern cattle trace their origins to Bos primigenius. Analyses of mitochondrial DNA have shown that divergence of Bos...

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II. A vitamin deficiency in ruminants in the Argentine was reported, caused by a diet of Cynodon hirsutus and C. dactylon. HCN, produced by these grasses, appears to destroy the micro-organisms synthesizing vitamins of the B complex. The conditions responded to injections of the above mentioned...

Author(s)
ANON.
Citation
Recent developments affecting livestock production in the Americas, 1956, pp 83-98 pp.
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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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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 anthrax

Anthrax is a per-acute, acute or sub-acute disease, primarily affecting herbivores as a soil-borne infection, but also capable of affecting other...

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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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