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ABOMASITIS

Disease associated with young ruminants (calves, lambs, and goat kids) as a result of inflammation of abomasum.

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ACARIASIS

Rash caused by mites.

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ACTINOBACILLOSIS

A zoonotic disease induced by Actinobacillus bacteria; more commonly associated with animals (cattle) than with humans. The most prominent symptom of disease is the swelling of the tongue. It can lead to severe morbidity and sudden death.

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ACTINOMYCOSIS

Bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces species that induces suppurative and granulomatous inflammation. It occurs frequently in cattle. It is called lumpy jaw due to the large abscesses that grow on the head and neck of infected animal.

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AFRICAN HORSE-SICKNESS

Highly infectious, and deadly viral disease that commonly affects horses, mules, and donkeys. Virus of the genus Orbivirus induces disease, which can be manifested in: the pulmonary form, the cardiac form, a mild (fever) form, or as a mixed form. Disease is endemic in the Sub-Saharan Africa, but it spread to Morocco, the Middle East, India and Pakistan.

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AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

Disease induced by African swine fever virus, characterized by haemorrhagic fever with high mortality rates in pigs. Natural hosts, such as warthogs, bushpigs and soft ticks are immune to the virus.

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ALEUTIAN DISEASE

A highly contagious disease induced by parvovirus. It is responsible for high rate of spontaneous abortion and death in minks and ferrets.

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ALGAE POISONING

An acute and sometimes fatal condition that results from ingestion of water containing high concentrations of toxins produced by cyanobacteria. Toxins can be found in waters used for recreation, aquaculture and agriculture. Poisoning affects nervous system and induces death.

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ALKALI DISEASE

Disease induced by incorporation of selenomethionine into structural proteins and keratin in horses. Typical symptoms include emaciation, deformation of hooves, loss of vitality and erosion of the joints of long bones.

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ANAEMIA

Unable to produce red blood cells and this is the failure to do so, it is the primary problem and this results in anaemia and also blood loss, bloodlessness.

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