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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 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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Brucella abortus was isolated from cattle in 1897 by the Danish veterinarian Bernard Bang (Bang, 1897). The disease caused by Brucella abortus (B....

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Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) was first isolated during a disease outbreak in Switzerland in 1970 (van Vuuren, 1994). BRSV is an...

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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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Rotaviruses are the commonest cause of severe, acute viral gastroenteritis in man, mammals and birds worldwide, with most of cases occurring in young...

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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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Boophilus ticks are small inornate ticks having a short and broad capitulum with rounded lateral margins. The basis of the capitulum is hexagonal in...