Animal_Health_and_Well_Being_Lecture

Animal_Health_and_Well_Being_Lecture - 1.) A low level of...

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Animal Health and Well Being Dr. Mickey A. Latour Purdue University
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Animal Health and Well Being Losses caused by animal disease ~ 15% in the U.S.
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Animal Health and Well Being Some diseases can be transmitted between human and animal, called zoonoses.
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Disease Defined and Classified Disease impairs normal body health, an illness or malady. Infectious diseases are caused by specific pathogenic agents:
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Disease Defined and Classified Infectious is defined as one that is capable of causing an infection in the body. Contagious infectious agent that may be readily transmitted from one body to another.
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Predators and Injuries Animals raised in confinement (poultry, swine & cattle) are threatened very little by predators.
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Nutritional Deficiencies
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Unformatted text preview: 1.) A low level of the nutrient, such as an essential mineral in the soil. 2.) A prepared ration that is too low in a key nutrient. 3.) Impaired absorption of a nutrient. Metabolic Disorders • Metabolic disorders are difficult to separate from nutritional disorders. Toxins and Poisons • Toxins are harmful chemicals produced by animal cells or microorganisms. Toxins and Poisons Illnesses initiated by toxins are called toxemias & categories can b divided in two Animal Behavior Animal Behavior • In 1973, three individuals shared the Nobel Prize. Domestication and Genetic Influences on Behavior • Several behavioral characteristics Environmental Influences on Behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course AGC ANSC 102 taught by Professor Latour during the Winter '09 term at Purdue.

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