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Unformatted text preview: Animal Health and Well Being Dr. Mickey A. Latour Purdue University Animal Health and Well Being • Losses caused by animal disease ~ 15% in the U.S. This number can change greatly. • Many of the diseases are dealt with through the use of antibiotics (compound that inhibits life) and vaccines (compound given to prevent or cure disease). Animal Health and Well Being Some diseases can be transmitted between human and animal, called zoonoses. Examples: bovine tuberculosis, Q fever, brucellosis, salmonellosis, rabies, trichinosis Disease Defined and Classified • Disease impairs normal body health, an illness or malady. • Infectious diseases are caused by specific pathogenic agents: • viruses internal parasites • Bacteria protozoa • Fungi external parasites 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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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course ANSC 102 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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