Thursday, January 27, 2011

Early Detection of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Your Livestock

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 08:32 PM PST

foot and mouth disease livestock 01 Early Detection of Foot and Mouth Disease Your Livestock

Of foot and mouth disease is an acute and highly contagious disease in cattle, buffalo, sheep and even other hoofed animals.
Infection is characterized by the formation of blisters, coronary groove feet and nipples.

Losses from the disease are weight loss, reduced milk production, growth retardation, loss of energy, prices decline. The cause of this disease is a virus.

Malignancy depending on the age of the animal viruses and adaptation to a kind of animal. The virus will hold for months on the network such as blood, marrow, lymph nodes. While the meat tissue quickly dies because the virus rapidly acidification.

foot and mouth disease livestock 02 Early Detection of Foot and Mouth Disease Your Livestock
The virus is not resistant to acid and alkaline pH, heat, ultraviolet light and some chemicals and disinfectants.

Viruses may hold for months in protein-containing materials, resistant to drought and cold.

The incubation period of 14 days, spread through contact with animal patients, secretion, or through milk, meat. Transmission is usually through respiratory equipment and means of digestion.

foot and mouth disease livestock 03 Early Detection of Foot and Mouth Disease Your Livestock
Symptoms of the disease attacking the body sluggish, body temperature reached 41 Celsius, decreased appetite, are reluctant to stand, depreciation weight loss, decreased milk production.

Typical signs: blisters form rounded protrusion that contains a liquid such as lymph nodes. Primary blisters began to appear 1-5 days after infection can be spread in space of the mouth, tongue, especially the upper, inner lip, gums, mucous membranes of the eye.

foot and mouth disease livestock 04 Early Detection of Foot and Mouth Disease Your Livestock
The wounds on the legs causing the animal nail berdiridan reluctant to be separated, is being wound on the tongue causes the animals are reluctant to eat.

Other disorders: chronic respiratory disorders, chronic infection of the nail.
Abnormalities that occurred after the death occurred blisters on the abdomen, the mouth and can happen abnormalities in the heart.

How to prevent it is to give vaccinations on a regular basis there is livestock. Vaccinations will be given immunity in farm animals for 4 months -1 year. It is advisable for farmers to provide allocation of funds for the treatment of livestock.

It is better to prevent disease rather than having to bear the losses come a very big if the disease has attacked and lead to death.

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