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

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According to Olson and Miller (1987), the initial descriptions of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) were published in German medical literature in...

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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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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 bovine herpesvirus 1 infections

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a contagious viral disease of cattle caused by bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) (Gibbs and Rweyemamu, 1977;...

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

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Clostridium perfringens may produce as many as 25 toxic or potentially-toxic molecules (Hatheway, 1990). The species is divided into five toxinotypes...

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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...