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Goat kids from a herd endemically infected with caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) virus were raised according to 3 methods. One group of ten goat kids was removed from infected does at birth before suckling or licking by the doe could occur (snatch birth technique). Kids were fed on goat colostrum, which had been heated to 57 degrees C for ten minutes(More)
A 2012 telephone survey of 1565 farmers from across pastoral, pig and poultry livestock sectors aimed to benchmark farmer awareness of and self-reported compliance with the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and codes of welfare, and to explore the factors that drive or hinder that compliance. Eighty-two percent of respondents assessed their knowledge of statutory(More)
The MacKenzie Basin, an area of about 5150 km2 in the South Island of New Zealand, was free of bovine tuberculosis prior to 1980. During the next 13 years, the majority of the cattle and deer herds in this area became infected with Mycobacterium bovis. The history of infection in the MacKenzie Basin has all the characteristics of a newly developed region of(More)
People living in residential homes are becoming increasingly dependent and this trend is likely to continue, with more demands on district nursing services. An audit by one trust found that many staff in residential homes cared for highly dependent patients despite having little or no training. Primary care trusts are responsible for care in residential(More)
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