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cow-calf (beef cattle) production
adult beef cattle are kept to raise calves for sale in other states
feedlot (beef cattle production system)
type of animal feeding operation (AFO) which is used for finishing (fattening) livestock (prior to slaughter.)
core equine vaccines
Tetanus, Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE/WEE), West Nile Virus (WNV) and Rabies
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, Mad Cow Disease)
disease of the brain transmitted via contaminated meat and bone meal
lungworms, pin/threadworms, whipworm (roundworms), flukes, tapeworms, stomach worms (flatworms)
cattle grub (fly), mange mites, lice, horseflies, deerflies, stable flies, horn flies
removing animals from a herd (that are not as productive or desirable as the others in the herd)
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP)
an inherited disease of the muscle which is caused by a genetic defect (common in quarter horses)
Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH, bleeders)
bleeding from blood vessels within the lung (pulmonary) (bleeding from the nose; epistaxis)
Equine infectious anemia (EIA, swamp fever)
infectious viral disease that attacks the horse's immune system (closely related to HIV, checked by the Coggins test)
infectious disease caused by contamination of wounds from bacteria (Clostridium tetani) that live in the soil (treated with antitoxin, vaccine available)
Equine Influenza (horse flu)
highly infectious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (equine vaccine available)
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM, equine infectious myeloitis)
a common neurologic disease caused by the ingestion of a protozoa (S neurona sporocysts) in contaminated feed or water (EPM)
Infective worm eggs are ingested orally and travel to the colon. While in the colon, the larvae go through various stages and become sexually mature adults in five months. Female worms crawl out of the horse's rectum, lay eggs in the sticky substance around the horse's anus and then crawl back into the rectum.
milk letdown hormone (hormone that stimulates contraction of uterus and the milk "letdown" reflex)
pregnancy hormone (hormone responsible for maintaining the uterus throughout pregnancy)
Erysipelas (diamond skin disease)
acute streptococcus bacterial infection of the dermis (can infect a wide range of animals including; man, sheep, birds and pigs)
navicular bone (an important structure in relation to lameness and is involved with a significant disease process called Navicular Disease/Syndrome)
is a small bone in the foot of the horse (also known as the distal sesamoid bone)
bacterial infection of the intestine, is a paralysis and can be fatal (caused by the ingestion of toxins, food poisoning, produced by the spore forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum which thrives in decaying plant and particularly animal tissue. Animals that can be affected are include cattle, sheep, horses, mink, and ferrets)
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