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Transhumance is defined as 'seasonal moving of livestock to regions of different climate'. It is an integral part of livestock production in many parts of the world and takes several forms including moving of livestock from lowland to mountainous pastures or from dry to humid areas. The impact of...

Author(s)
Eckert, J.; Hertzberg, H.
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 1994, 54, 1/3, pp 103-125
Abstract

This review of Echinococcus granulosus in the UK covers the life cycle, strain differences, geographical distribution, epidemiology, parasite stability, human hydatidosis, hydatidosis in animals, echinococcosis in the definitive hosts, control programmes, and the hydatid control scheme in South...

Author(s)
Walters, T. M. H.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1986, 27, 10, pp 693-703
Abstract

Since Sweatman and Williams [see Tropical Diseases Bulletin, 1964, 61, p. 287] first described 2 subspecies of Echinococcus granulosus in the UK the general consensus has been that horse and sheep strains occur. This conclusion is based on differences in morphology, in vitro and in vivo ...

Author(s)
Cook, B. R.
Citation
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 1989, 83, 1, pp 51-61
Abstract

That there is a vast difference between American and British farming is well shown by this book. At the beginning is a four-page section dealing with "Conditioning Cattle for the Feedlot". In USA, "preconditioning" involves giving three lots of vaccines, and "arrival conditioning" has to include...

Author(s)
Jensen, R.; Mackey, D. R.
Publisher
Bailliere Tindal., Philadelphia, USA; Lea & Febiger. London, UK
Citation
Diseases of feedlot cattle., 1979, 3rd edition, pp viii + 300pp.
Abstract

Chapter 7 (pp. 179-238) of this book includes short accounts of nematode gastroenteritis, paramphistomiasis, liver-fluke disease, hydatidosis, muscular cysticerciasis, and stephanofilariasis which are mostly dealt with under the headings: occurrence, aetiology and pathogenesis, clinical signs and...

Author(s)
Jenson, R.; Mackey, D. R.
Publisher
Lea & Febiger., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Diseases of feedlot cattle., 1979, 3rd ed., pp viii + 300 pp.
Abstract

Data from the literature on the prevalence of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs and foxes in Britain and of hydatid in sheep, cattle and pigs are tabulated and discussed with particular reference to Wales and to the occurrence of hydatid disease in man.

Author(s)
Walters, T. M. H.
Citation
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1977, 71, 2, pp 105-108
Abstract

Unilocular hydatid disease is endemic in the UK and Kenya. In the UK, foci of human infection exist, notably in the sheep-rearing areas of South Wales and North West Scotland, where there are high prevalences of infection in sheep and dogs. Red foxes are also implicated in Wales. The highest...

Author(s)
McManus, D. P.; Smyth, J. D.; Macpherson, C. N. L.
Citation
Revue d'Écologie de la Terre et la Vie, 1985, 40, 2, pp 217-223
Abstract

Data on condemnations of meat and offal from 65 selected abattoirs in England and Wales from 1969 to 1978 are analyzed. In 1969 fascioliasis in adult cattle was responsible for the condemnation of 35.34% of livers but in 1978 the condemnation rate had fallen to 5.63%. This represents a saving of...

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Blamire, R. V.; Goodhand, R. H.; Taylor, K. C.
Citation
Veterinary Record, 1980, 106, 9, pp 195-199
Abstract

A comprehensive statistical analysis was made of quarterly survey data (1969 to 1975) for England and Wales collected by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food. The numbers of carcasses and offals of cattle, pig and sheep condemned for various disease conditions are recorded. In cattle, the...

Author(s)
Evans, D. G.; Pratt, J. H.
Citation
British Veterinary Journal, 1978, 134, 5, pp 476-492
Abstract

Serious loss of livestock during the German occupation necessitated the importation of large numbers of animals by the UNRRA organization in an endeavour to restore the predominantly agricultural economy of Greece.
There are 160 qualified veterinarians. One hundred of these are employed by the...

Author(s)
Kaplan, M. M.
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1946, 109, pp 25-34

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