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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 Limousin cattle

The Limousin Bos taurus cattle breed has its origins in the harsh wet climate and rugged terrain of the south central regions of Limousin and Marche...

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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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Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), belonging to the genus Pestivirus, is one of the most widespread cattle pathogens worldwide. BVDV is responsible...

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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 Sarcoptes scabiei

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

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Cover for Fasciola hepatica

Fasciola hepatica, the common liver fluke, infects the liver of various mammals, including humans, causing fasciolosis. F. hepatica has a worldwide...