Bovine Tuberculosis

Bovine Tuberculosis - We need to understand the effects of...

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We need to understand the effects of cattleborne diseases, such as mad cow disease and tuberculosis, on animals that are native to the African savannas. Rinderpest: an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes. It’s german for cattle-plague Post hoc – after this When rinderpest occurred, the spread of the disease across populations and species were concluded from anecdotal records, which are quite unreliable. Reservoir hosts – an animal species which carries a pathogen without detriment to itself but it serves as a source of infection Culling is the process of removing animals from a group based on specific criteria. This is done in order to either reinforce certain desirable characteristics or to remove certain undesirable characteristics from the group. For livestock and wildlife , the process of culling usually implies the killing of animals with undesirable characteristics. Transcend – exceed, surpass Transfrontier conservation – the conservation management along the boundaries of multiple countries Epidemiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease Mortality rate – death rate Morbidity – injury, illness Dry season – june to November in kruger national park
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In order to understand the ecological implications of this topic, we need to first understand the effects of cattleborne diseases, such as mad cow disease and tuberculosis, on animals that are native to the African savannas. One of the biggest pandemics native to these savannas was the rinderpest pandemic that occurred in the 1890s. Rinderpest is a German word for cattle-plague. It’s an infectious viral disease of cattle, and it’s usually very fatal. Fever, diarrhea and inflammation of the mucous membranes are the most common symptoms. So once rinderpest started, it triggered a chain of ecological disturbances across the whole continent, and even until now it hasn’t equilibrated. Large African national parks such as Serengeti, Chobe, and Kruger, among many others, are still feeling its effects. These are parks in Central and South Africa. So anyways, when rinderpest and other exotic diseases occurred, they’ve very rarely been monitored scientifically as they originate and go on to invade a naïve and natural population. This paper took that into consideration and chose to focus on bovine tuberculosis, which is abbreviated as
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