Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of all cloven-hoofed animals (cattle, sheep, pigs, deer, camels, alpacas, goats etc). It is one of the most severe epidemic animal diseases. Although not generally fatal in adult animals, it causes serious losses in production.
What are the signs of FMD?
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BRSV is frequently isolated in pneumonia of calves and yearlings. Because of its frequent occurrence and tendency to cause infections in the lower respiratory tract, BRSV represents a very important virus in the bovine respiratory disease complex (BRD). Infection is followed by specific clinical signs. Most susceptible to BRSV infection are housed calves . . . → Read More: Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) in Cattle
East Coast fever (Theileriosis). Enlarged body lymph nodes.
East Coast fever, an acute disease of cattle, is characterized usually by high fever, swelling of the lymph nodes, dyspnea, and high mortality. Caused by Theileria parva, it is a serious problem in east and central Africa.
Etiology and Transmission:
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I ricinus tick
Tickborne fever (TBF) is a febrile disease of domestic and free-living ruminants in the temperate regions of Europe. TBF is prevalent in sheep and cattle in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Austria, and Spain. It is transmitted by the hard tick Ixodes ricinus . A similar . . . → Read More: Tickborne Fever in Cattle
Sign of Rinderpest
Rinderpest is a disease of cloven-hoofed animals characterized by fever, necrotic stomatitis, gastroenteritis, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality. In epidemic form, it is the most lethal plague known in cattle. All species of the order artiodactyla are variably susceptible to rinderpest. Susceptibility is high in African buffalo, giraffes, . . . → Read More: Rinderpest (Cattle Plague) in Cattle
The causal organism is Mycoplasma mycoides small colony type. Susceptible cattle become infected by inhaling droplets disseminated by coughing in affected cattle. Goats and sheep are not important in the epidemiology. Septicemia produces lesions in the kidneys and placenta, which can be sources of infection. Transplacental infection of the fetus can occur. Viability . . . → Read More: Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in Cattle