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RAISING CATTLE AND EATING MEAT

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130348
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0004
 RAISING CATTLE AND EATING MEAT

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This chapter discusses diseases affecting livestock and their consequences. Topics covered include rinderpest, a deadly form of plague that can occur among domesticated cows, sheep, and goats; measles virus, and “mad cow disease” (bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE)).

Keywords: livestock; diseases; rinderpest; measles; foot-and-mouth disease; mad cow disease

Chapter.  6220 words. 

Subjects: Microbiology

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