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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 Holstein cattle

The Holstein breed has its origins in the USA where it was developed from the late 1800s onwards. This Bos taurus breed was developed from the Dutch...

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L. monocytogenes, as the reference species for members of the genus Listeria, is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, non-sporulating bacterium which may be...

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Cover for tuberculosis

Mycobacteria found in soil and water have been isolated from tissues of animals (Kazda, 1973; Falkinham et al., 1979). Mycobacterium fortuitum, a...

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Clostridium chauvoei is the bacterial agent responsible for the acute febrile disease called blackleg, which infects skeletal muscle in cattle and...

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Cover for Q fever

Coxiella burnetii, the causal agent of an important rickettsial zoonosis called Q fever, has a worldwide distribution with the notable exception of...

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Leptospires are motile bacteria with hook-shaped ends, and internal flagella. They can be found in aquatic environments and are sensitive to...

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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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Cover for coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is a disease that is caused by microscopically visible parasites named ‘coccidia’ [mainly Eimeria spp and Isospora spp]. These parasites...