Category: Bovids

Posted in Bovids Caprids Gastrointestinal Ovine Viral

𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 is a viral infection, caused by 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬. The virus gets its name because it can cause 𝐜𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 (blue tinge to the tissue) of the tongue! Weird.

Posted in Bacterial Bovids Female Reproductive

𝐅𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 is an interesting process that happens when the uterine environment becomes infected. Unfortunately, the fetus does not survive this process.

Posted in Bovids Genetic Nervous

𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐚-𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 is a storage disease where 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐞, a type of sugar, accumulates in the body. Mannose particularly accumulates in the neurons, impairing normal function.

Posted in Bovids Integument Viral

𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐲 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 is a viral disease that causes lumps on the skin (I know, shocking). This disease is most commonly seen in Africa.

Posted in Bovids Caprids Gastrointestinal Integument Ovine Suids Viral

𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 (FMD) is a viral disease of significant economic importance in food production species. Outbreaks of this disease can have disastrous consequences for agriculture, such as the 2001 outbreak in the United Kingdom that was estimated to cost £𝟖 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 and resulted in the destruction of more than 𝟔 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 sheep and cattle.

Posted in Bovids Genetic Integument

𝐇𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚 is a pretty complex name, so lets break it down. 𝐇𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 means poor development of the hair follicles (hypo- meaning less, and trich- meaning hair), while 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚 means lack of teeth (an- meaning not, and odont- meaning teeth). So these animals have no teeth and minimal hair!

Posted in Bovids Integument Parasitic

𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬 is 𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬 (inflammation of the skin) caused by 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚, which are small worm-like parasites. 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚 are the most common parasites we see causing this condition!

Posted in Bovids Gastrointestinal Toxic Urinary

𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐧 are plants of the Pteridium species, which are common in various places around the world. Bracken fern has several 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜 (cancer-causing) toxins, which can cause issues for animals eating large amounts of the plant.

Posted in Bacterial Bovids Respiratory

𝐌𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 is caused by 𝐌𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐚 species, and today we will specifically talk about 𝐌𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐬. Mycoplasmas are a specific type of bacteria that lack a cell wall.

Posted in Bacterial Bovids Urinary

𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐬 are a form of 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐧𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬. Nephritis means inflammation of the kidney, and embolic means that the inflammation is caused by 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐢 or aggregates of bacteria in the bloodstream.