New Discoveries in Cattle Health

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  • Amelia R. Woolums Department of Large Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602
  • Christopher C. L. Chase Veterinary Science Department, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007



cattle health, cattle diseases, new, emerging, treatment, production system


The well-being and productivity of cattle are closely linked to cattle health. Moreover, disease is costly. In 2005, the estimated cost of cattle death due to all disease was $2 billion;5 this does not include the costs of treatment or production loss due to disease. Preservation of cattle health requires that veterinarians understand the causes of disease and the methods to prevent disease. Because animal production systems and infectious agents are always evolving, new causes of disease are always developing. Thus, ongoing research is necessary to determine the causes of new and emerging diseases, to determine the true impact of disease on well-being and productivity, and to develop evidence-based methods to treat and prevent disease.






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