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Johne's Disease

Johne's (YO-neez) disease is a chronic wasting disease of ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium...

Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus (CAE)

Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) is a contagious viral disease of goats. The disease is typically spread from mother to kid through the ingestion of...

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Part of the economic impact stems from production losses in intensive production systems, such as the dairy industry, where cattle may experience chronic...

Fowl Typhoid

Fowl typhoid is a highly contagious disease of poultry caused by the Salmonella gallinarum bacteria. The disease is spread through the droppings of infected...

Tularemia

Tularemia is an infectious disease of mammals, especially rabbits and small rodents, caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. F. tularensis can be...

Livestock Biosecurity

 Biosecurity refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure...

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or “mad cow disease” is a progressive brain disease of cattle. It is primarily associated with inclusion in cattle...

Scrapie

Scrapie is a fatal contagious disease of sheep and goats that causes degeneration of the central nervous system. Scrapie is contracted early in life and is...

Avian Influenza and Food Safety

Human infections of avian influenza have resulted from direct contact with poultry. Many people are concerned about consuming poultry meat and eggs. It is...

Peste des Petits Ruminants

Peste des petits ruminants is a contagious disease of sheep and goats that is similar to Rinderpest. The disease is spread through inhalation of droplets...

Classical Swine Fever (CSF)

In the US, Classical Swine Fever (aka Hog Cholera) is considered a foreign animal disease. Where it exists around the world, it affects only pigs and wild...

Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD)

Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs that is clinically indistinguishable from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The virus...

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an infectious disease of cattle caused by the Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides bacteria. CBPP causes inflammation and...

African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever is a highly contagious disease of pigs that is clinically indistinguishable from Classical Swine Fever. Pigs most often contract the...

Avian Influenza and Commercial Flocks

Photo taken by the Chesapeake Bay Program. This image has been altered from it's original form. Most commercial flocks, such as those in the United States...

Protecting Yourself and Others from Avian Influenza

 Open bird market.Avian influenza (AI) infections are currently rare in humans, but a mutation of the virus could result in more human cases. The first line...

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)

Authors: Jeff Zimmerman, Iowa State University; David Benfield, The Ohio State University; Jane Christopher-Hennings, South Dakota State University; Scott...

Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP)

Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a highly contagious infectious disease of goats caused by the Mycoplasma mycoides capri and Mycoplasma F38...

Vesicular Stomatitis

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaVesicular stomatitis is a viral disease which affects horses, cattle, swine, and...

Reportable Animal Diseases

A reportable animal disease is one that, by law, must be reported to state and/or federal animal or public health officials. Reporting helps identify disease...

Contagious Agalactia

Contagious Agalactia is a highly contagious disease that affects dairy sheep and goats. Mainly caused by the Mycoplasma agalactiae bacteria in sheep and...

Equine Piroplasmosis

Equine Piroplasmosis is a protozoal blood parasite disease of equines such as horses, donkeys, mules and zebras. The parasites are usually transmitted by...

Spring Viremia of Carp

Spring Viremia of Carp is a highly infectious viral disease of carp, koi and goldfish. The virus is shed in the feces, urine and gill secretions of infected...

Screwworm

Screwworms are larvae of the New World Screwworm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax) and Old World Screwworm fly (Chrysomya bezziana). Screwworm flies lay eggs in...

Hemorrhagic Septicemia

Hemorrhagic septicemia is a severe bacterial disease caused by certain strains of Pasteurella multicoda. It primarily affects cattle and water buffalo, but...

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