Content tagged "animals"


Brucellosis (contagious abortion) is an infectious disease of domestic livestock caused by the Brucella species of bacteria (B. abortus, B. melitensis, B....


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...

What is an animal?

Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Animals are a group of organisms in the family Animalia.  Animals can be insects, mammals, reptiles, fish, and other organisms that are not plants.  In...

What's New with Bird Flu?

 Tune in to What’s New with Bird Flu on Friday, February 27 at 2:00 EST. This webinar will teach listeners how to protect their poultry, their families and...

Biosecurity is Key to Preventing Domestic Animal Diseases

Animal diseases already present in the U.S. can cause severe disease outbreaks, but in general, the highly-infectious diseases capable of causing...


Rinderpest (Cattle Plague) is an infectious viral disease of ungulates including cattle, wildebeest, water buffalo, antelope, sheep and goats. Rinderpest...

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