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Animal health - Animal Health Objectives Identify unhealthy animals Healthy Animals Engage in normal behaviors Ingestive behaviors How the animals

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Animal Health 10-26-10
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Objectives Identify unhealthy animals
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Healthy Animals Engage in normal behaviors Ingestive behaviors How the animals eat and drink Allelomimetic behaviors Herding type animals staying in groups
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Disease Any deviation from normal health in which there are marked physiological, anatomical or chemical changes in the body.
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Terms of Sickness Morbidity Measurement of illness number of individuals in a group that become ill Larger problem in animals Mortality Death rate
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Prevention Biosecurity management program Management of facilities Management of livestock Training of workers Use of pharmaceuticals
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Facilities Management Pasture design Water management If pasture has one tree for shade, all the animals will go there>>disease spreads Facilities Design Shower in-shower out (keep your clothes separate) 90% decrease of disease in poultry >>huge impact! All in – all out Wean all at the same time and move them to somewhere else at the same time. Clean the weaning place. Movement of livestock Nebraska calving instead of moving sick animals, move the cows that haven’t calved. >>the animals are born into a clean field and they build immunity Swine
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Sanitation Cleaning Making sure the manure is cleaned Poultry=bedding that absorbs the excrements and is cleaned out when chicken is fully grown for slaughter Separation of sick animals Done for older animals Antiseptics Applied to animals Disinfectants Applied to facilities
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Minimize Disease Vectors Mice>spread salmonella into feed of animal Flies> flies from bad farmer can go to good farmer Heal flies> bite at the ankles of cattle and lay eggs. The larvae go up to the back and pop up in winter
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ANSC 243 taught by Professor Black during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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Animal health - Animal Health Objectives Identify unhealthy animals Healthy Animals Engage in normal behaviors Ingestive behaviors How the animals

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