Content tagged "agrosecurity: animals"

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...

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...

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...

Hemorrhagic Septicemia

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

Roles and Responsibilities of an Area Veterinarian in Charge

An Area Veterinarian-in-Charge (AVIC) works for the Veterinary Services (VS) branch of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and is...

Are there different strains of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus?

There are seven immunologically distinct serotypes of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus and over 60 subtypes. The seven serotypes are A, C, O, Asia 1,...

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.