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Haemaphysalis longicornis, the cattle tick or bush tick, has an extended distribution throughout Asia and the Pacific region, including China, Russia, the Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific islands. It is an obligate ectoparasite found commonly on medium...

Author(s)
Jiang Ju; An HuiJuan; Lee, J. S.; O'Guinn, M. L.; Kim HeungChul; Chong SungTae; Zhang YanMin; Song Dan; Burrus, R. G.; Bao YuZhou; Klein, T. A.; Richards, A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 6, pp 1606-1613
Abstract

Many breeds of cattle with long histories of living in areas of endemic disease have evolved mechanisms that enable them to co-exist with specific pathogens. Understanding the genes that control tolerance and resistance could provide new strategies to improve the health and welfare of livestock....

Author(s)
Glass, E. J.; Crutchley, S.; Jensen, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2012, 148, 1/2, pp 178-189
Abstract

Traditional methods for the diagnosis of parasitic helminth infections of livestock have a number of limitations, such as the inability to distinguish mixed-species infections, a heavy reliance on technical experience and also sub-sampling errors. Some of these limitations may be overcome through...

Author(s)
Hunt, P. W.; Lello, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 186, 1/2, pp 101-108
Abstract

Foot-and-mouth disease virus, a highly contagious pathogen that can cause lameness, low weight and decreased milk production, is a scourge of agricultural livestock around the world. Although the acute phase of infection is rarely fatal, infection may persist in animals that have apparently...

Author(s)
Juleff, N. D.; Maree, F. F.; Waters, R.; Bengis, R. G.; Charleston, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2012, 148, 1/2, pp 145-148
Abstract

Risks of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) transmission from free-ranging wildlife to livestock remain a concern in the United States, in both known endemic areas and where spillover from recently-infected livestock herds occurs. Federal agriculture officials in the United States (US) have recommended...

Author(s)
O'Brien, D. J.; Fierke, J. S.; Cooley, T. M.; Fitzgerald, S. D.; Cosgrove, M. K.; Schmitt, S. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 67-73
Abstract

Finding appropriate ways of dealing with the problem of tsetse and trypanosomosis will be an important component of efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa. This article reviews the history of economic analyses of the problem, starting with the use of cost to guide choice of technique for tsetse...

Author(s)
Shaw, A. P. M.
Publisher
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort, South Africa
Citation
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 2009, 76, 1, pp 27-32
AbstractFull Text

Two methods, brought together in an MS Excel tool called DistriDiag, are being proposed to estimate the distribution of intra-herd infection rates in a population, based on the results of a survey. The surveys concerned call for a fixed sample size in each herd tested. The methods are called...

Author(s)
Auvigne, V.; Petit, E.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2010, No.58, pp 83-93
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the causal agent of bovine tuberculosis (BTB), with a diverse host range, extending from livestock to domestic and captive wild animals as well as free-ranging wildlife species. In South Africa, BTB is endemic in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and the Hluluwe iMfolozi...

Author(s)
Morar, D.; Schreuder, J.; Mény, M.; Kooten, P. J. S. van; Tijhaar, E.; Michel, A. L.; Rutten, V. P. M. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 60-66
Abstract

The usefulness of variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) typing based on limited numbers of loci has previously proven inferior compared to IS6110-RFLP typing when applied to the study of the molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in both livestock and wildlife in southern Africa. In...

Author(s)
Hlokwe, T. M.; Helden, P. van; Michel, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 111-120
AbstractFull Text

This section is comprised of abstracts of papers (n=11) and posters (n=9) presented at the Back to Basics Congress of the South African Association of Veterinary Technologists (SAAVT). Focus is given on different aspects (diagnosis, detection, prevalence, control, prevention, taxonomy and genetics) ...

Publisher
South African Veterinary Association, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2010, 81, 2, pp 129-134

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