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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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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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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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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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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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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 Cervus elaphus (red deer)

The association of man with deer is long and close. Reindeer thriving at the end of the last glaciation were probably followed, perhaps herded, and...

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Cover for Taenia saginata

See Taenia data sheet for further details.

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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...

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Cover for Echinococcus

Echinococcus spp. are small tapeworms of carnivores with larval (metacestode) stages known as hydatids proliferating asexually in various mammals...