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Diseases of Sheep

Sarika Garg (editor)

ISBN: 9781680958638

Publication Date: Nov 2016

Format: Hardback

Many diseases that affect sheep can be prevented through the proper control strategy or vet consultancy, if applied in a timely manner. However, to evaluate the symptoms of a disease, it is critical to be well versed with it. Therefore, in this book, efforts have been made to assemble a wide range of published research studies under this central theme.
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In the past few years, diseases in sheep have grabbed the headlines several times. The repercussions of a disease range from a sheep slaughter to an impediment in livestock yield. Some diseases are zoonotic diseases that can be passed from sheep to humans. Considering the major consequences of the diseases in sheep, several biologists are working towards providing an early warning system for sheep producers. Many diseases can be prevented through the proper control strategy or vet consultancy, if applied in a timely manner. However, to evaluate the symptoms of a disease, it is critical to be well versed with it. Therefore, in this book, efforts have been done to assemble a wide range of published research studies under this central theme.

The first Chapter reports the colonization of the placenta without congenital malformations in sheep infected with Schmallenberg virus (SBV). The second Chapter describes the presence of antibodies against Akabane virus (AKAV) in ruminants in Nigeria. AKAV is a pathogen responsible for abortions and congenital malformations in ruminants. Chapter 3 accounts the popularity of Haemonchus contortus, a blood sucking parasite causing anemia, in slaughtered sheep in Iran. The characterization of one Chinese sheep Border disease virus (BDV) and the complete coding sequence of BDV strain JSLS12-01 are described in Chapters 4 and 5, respectively. Chapter 6 features the seroprevalence rates of Bluetongue disease in sheep in many areas of Iran. Brucellosis, world's major zoonosis, leads to abortion, infertility, and low milk yield. This disease has been reviewed in Chapter 7. Congenital disorders in sheep are discussed in the following two Chapters.

Cryptosporidiosis is a zoonotic disease affecting human populations and domestic animal. Its prevalence in small ruminants in Mexico is discussed in Chapter 10. The gastrointestinal tract disorders in sheep are presented in the following two Chapters. Leptospirosis infection in sheep flocks in Southeast Brazil is described in Chapter 13. The prevalence of Lungworm infection in small ruminants in Southern Ethiopia is reported in Chapter 14. The bacteria and the characteristics of Mastitis in sheep are illustrated in Chapter 15. Nairobi sheep disease virus and the major cytokine responses in infected sheep are discussed in Chapter 16. Paresis and paralysis in sheep are described in Chapter 17. The transmission of bronchopneumonia infection from one infected animal to all sheep is talked about in Chapter 18. The epidemiological pattern of Q fever in domestic ruminants in described in Chapter 19. Retroviral infections and inherited Rickets in sheep are explained in Chapters 20 and 21, respectively. The evaluation of the haplotypes distribution in ancient sheep and the modern population is accounted in the following Chapter. The characterization of the orf virus and the spider lamb syndrome in sheep are discussed in Chapters 23 and 24, respectively.

This book will be beneficial for students, researchers, teachers, and sheep producers.
Pages 214
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2016
Publisher Delve Publishing
Subject/s Animal husbandry   Veterinary medicine   Animal pathology & diseases  
Sarika Garg procured her doctoral degree at the Max Planck Unit For Structural Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany in 2011. This was followed by Postdoctoral Scientist position at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Later, she moved to CRCHUM, University of Montreal for her second Postdoc. She has diverse research interests and has contributed immensely in many research fields viz. Enzyme Technology, Environmental Science, and Neuroscience. She has numerous research papers and review articles to her credit. She has coauthored two books Enzymes & Enzyme Technology and Biochemical Tests: Principles and Protocols. She has also contributed several chapters in various books including a chapter on Regulation of Gene Expression in Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. She is a recipient of 2012 SHRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and 2012 Laura E. Chapman Research Award. She is currently working as a Career Counselor in her very own venture ‘higherstudiescounseling.com', Montreal, Canada and as a freelancer science writer.

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