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Colony Collapse Disorder: A Descriptive Study
TLDR
This is the first comprehensive survey of CCD-affected bee populations that suggests CCD involves an interaction between pathogens and other stress factors, and presents evidence that this condition is contagious or the result of exposure to a common risk factor.
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice
Bluetongue Epidemiology in the European Union
TLDR
Central and northern Europe is now at risk from bluetongue virus, according to the World Health Organization.
Diagnosis of brucellosis in livestock and wildlife.
TLDR
The diagnosis of brucellosis in livestock and wildlife is complex and serological results need to be carefully analyzed.
Classification of worldwide bovine tuberculosis risk factors in cattle: a stratified approach
TLDR
The main risk factors for bTB in cattle based on a three-level classification: animal, herd and region/country level are reviewed.
Q Fever: Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives of Research of a Neglected Zoonosis
TLDR
Q fever is an ubiquitous zoonosis caused by an resistant intracellular bacterium, Coxiella burnetii, and vaccination with inactive whole-cell bacteria has been performed and proved effective in humans and animals.
Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain: A Review
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Under minimal processing or preservation treatment conditions, sublethally damaged or stressed cells can be maintained in the food, inducing antimicrobial resistance build-up and enhancing the risk of resistance transfer.
EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW); Scientific Opinion on bluetongue serotype 8: EFSA-Q-2010-01237
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The opinion provides advice relating to the design of field trials to test the performance of a vaccine for bovine tuberculosis, along with a test to Detect Infected among Vaccinated Animals (DIVA), along with some additional remarks regarding the safety of this specific vaccine.
Ticks and associated pathogens collected from dogs and cats in Belgium
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Investigation of the presence of different tick species and associated pathogens on dogs and cats in Belgium found D. reticulatus was confirmed to be present as an indigenous parasite in Belgium.
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