cattle diseases

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Summary: Diseases of domestic cattle of the genus Bos. It includes diseases of cows, yaks, and zebus.

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  1. Weber F, Jackson J, Sobecki B, Choromanski L, Olsen M, Meinert T, et al. On the efficacy and safety of vaccination with live tachyzoites of Neospora caninum for prevention of neospora-associated fetal loss in cattle. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013;20:99-105 pubmed publisher
  2. Nazifi S, Esmailnezhad Z, Haghkhah M, Ghadirian S, Mirzaei A. Acute phase response in lame cattle with interdigital dermatitis. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;28:1791-6 pubmed publisher
    ..3 times increase in the lameness group compared to the control. In the lameness group, significant associations were observed for Hp with PBSA, SAA with TSA, TSA with PBSA, TSA with LBSA, PBSA with LBSA, and SAA with IFN-?...
  3. Helmy Y, Krucken J, Nockler K, von Samson Himmelstjerna G, Zessin K. Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium in livestock animals and humans in the Ismailia province of Egypt. Vet Parasitol. 2013;193:15-24 pubmed publisher
    ..High prevalence and identical genotypes of C. parvum in animals and humans indicate zoonotic transmission due to contact with animals, involving IIdA20G1 as the most frequent subtype...
  4. Wernike K, Eschbaumer M, Breithaupt A, Hoffmann B, Beer M. Schmallenberg virus challenge models in cattle: infectious serum or culture-grown virus?. Vet Res. 2012;43:84 pubmed publisher
    ..83 infectious doses per mL. Hence, serum-borne virus that was only passaged in the natural host is a suitable option for a standardized SBV infection model...
  5. Prysliak T, van der Merwe J, Perez Casal J. Vaccination with recombinant Mycoplasma bovis GAPDH results in a strong humoral immune response but does not protect feedlot cattle from an experimental challenge with M. bovis. Microb Pathog. 2013;55:1-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings indicate that the M. bovis GAPDH protein is not a suitable antigen for a vaccine against this pathogen...
  6. Nusinovici S, Souty C, Seegers H, Beaudeau F, Fourichon C. Decrease in milk yield associated with exposure to bluetongue virus serotype 8 in cattle herds. J Dairy Sci. 2013;96:877-88 pubmed publisher
    ..This may be due to a greater within-herd incidence or to a greater amount of virus injected by midges to individual cows in these herds...
  7. Howell A, Mugisha L, Davies J, LaCourse E, Claridge J, Williams D, et al. Bovine fasciolosis at increasing altitudes: parasitological and malacological sampling on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Uganda. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:196 pubmed publisher
  8. Okuni J, Reinacher M, Loukopoulos P, Ojok L. Prevalence and spectrum of Johne's disease lesions in cattle slaughtered at two abattoirs in Kampala, Uganda. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2013;45:1197-202 pubmed publisher
    ..The diverse manifestations in lesions of JD need to be considered when making histological diagnosis in tissues where the disease is suspected...
  9. Mungube E, Vitouley H, Allegye Cudjoe E, Diall O, Boucoum Z, Diarra B, et al. Detection of multiple drug-resistant Trypanosoma congolense populations in village cattle of south-east Mali. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:155 pubmed publisher

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  1. Verstraete K, De Reu K, van Weyenberg S, Pierard D, De Zutter L, Herman L, et al. Genetic characteristics of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157, O26, O103, O111 and O145 isolates from humans, food, and cattle in Belgium. Epidemiol Infect. 2013;141:2503-15 pubmed publisher
  2. Rintakoski S, Taponen J, Peltoniemi O, Virtala A. Validation of the Finnish national dairy disease register--data transfer from cow health cards to the disease register. J Dairy Sci. 2012;95:4309-18 pubmed publisher
  3. Suthar V, Canelas Raposo J, Deniz A, Heuwieser W. Prevalence of subclinical ketosis and relationships with postpartum diseases in European dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2013;96:2925-38 pubmed publisher
    ..8 (95% confidence interval: 1.3 to 2.5) times. Overall, prevalence of SCK was high between 2 to 15 DIM and SCK increased the odds of metritis, clinical ketosis, lameness, and displaced abomasum in European dairy herds...
  4. Cao S, Aboge G, Terkawi M, Yu L, Kamyingkird K, Luo Y, et al. Molecular detection and identification of Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina in cattle in northern Thailand. Parasitol Res. 2012;111:1259-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, we have demonstrated a high prevalence and polymorphism of Babesia parasites in northern Thailand calling for the need to design effective control programs for bovine babesiosis...
  5. Nieder M, Silaghi C, Hamel D, Pfister K, Schmäschke R, Pfeffer M. Tick-borne fever caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Germany: first laboratory confirmed case in a dairy cattle herd. Tierarztl Prax Ausg G Grosstiere Nutztiere. 2012;40:101-6 pubmed
    ..Therefore TBF should be taken into account as differential diagnosis in case of high fever and/or a sudden decrease in milk production in pastured animals...
  6. Kuerpick B, Conraths F, Staubach C, Fröhlich A, Schnieder T, Strube C. Seroprevalence and GIS-supported risk factor analysis of Fasciola hepatica infections in dairy herds in Germany. Parasitology. 2013;140:1051-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Considering the high seroprevalences in some areas and the economic impact of fasciolosis, farmers and veterinarians should be strongly advised to implement effective liver fluke control programmes...
  7. Zhao G, Ren W, Gao M, Bian Q, Hu B, Cong M, et al. Genotyping Cryptosporidium andersoni in cattle in Shaanxi Province, Northwestern China. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e60112 pubmed publisher
    ..andersoni isolates in Shaanxi province and basic data of Cryptosporidium prevalence status, which in turn have implications for controlling cryptosporidiosis in this province...
  8. Wang R, Jian F, Zhang L, Ning C, Liu A, Zhao J, et al. Multilocus sequence subtyping and genetic structure of Cryptosporidium muris and Cryptosporidium andersoni. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e43782 pubmed publisher
    ..muris and C. andersoni in the world and the genetic basis for the difference in host specificity among the two most common gastric parasites...
  9. Windeyer M, Leslie K, Godden S, Hodgins D, Lissemore K, LeBlanc S. Factors associated with morbidity, mortality, and growth of dairy heifer calves up to 3 months of age. Prev Vet Med. 2014;113:231-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, it demonstrated the importance of colostrum for protection against BRD and improved growth performance, while bringing into question the optimal method of determining failure of transfer of passive immunity...
  10. Elze J, Liebler Tenorio E, Ziller M, Kohler H. Comparison of prevalence estimation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection by sampling slaughtered cattle with macroscopic lesions vs. systematic sampling. Epidemiol Infect. 2013;141:1536-44 pubmed publisher
    ..For reliable prevalence estimation of MAP infection in slaughtered cattle, systematic random sampling is essential...
  11. Carr B, Lefevre E, Windsor M, Inghese C, Gubbins S, Prentice H, et al. CD4+ T-cell responses to foot-and-mouth disease virus in vaccinated cattle. J Gen Virol. 2013;94:97-107 pubmed publisher
    ..However, our studies demonstrate the importance of stimulating CD4(+) T-cell responses for the induction of optimum antibody responses to FMD-killed vaccines...
  12. De Regge N, Deblauwe I, De Deken R, Vantieghem P, Madder M, Geysen D, et al. Detection of Schmallenberg virus in different Culicoides spp. by real-time RT-PCR. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2012;59:471-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Pools of heads originating from following species: C. obsoletus complex, C. dewulfi and C. chiopterus were found positive, strongly indicating that these species are relevant vectors for SBV...
  13. Herges G, Widmer G, Clark M, Khan E, Giddings C, Brewer M, et al. Evidence that Cryptosporidium parvum populations are panmictic and unstructured in the Upper Midwest of the United States. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:8096-101 pubmed publisher
    ..Approximately 20% of isolates belonged to MLT 2, a group that included both human and cattle isolates. Population analyses revealed a predominantly panmictic population with no apparent geographic or host substructuring...
  14. De Clare Bronsvoort B, Thumbi S, Poole E, Kiara H, Auguet O, Handel I, et al. Design and descriptive epidemiology of the Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project, a longitudinal calf cohort study in western Kenya. BMC Vet Res. 2013;9:171 pubmed publisher
    There is a widely recognised lack of baseline epidemiological data on the dynamics and impacts of infectious cattle diseases in east Africa...
  15. Wathes D. Mechanisms linking metabolic status and disease with reproductive outcome in the dairy cow. Reprod Domest Anim. 2012;47 Suppl 4:304-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, recent evidence suggests that times of metabolic stress cause mitochondrial damage that also contributes to a reduction in longevity...
  16. Hostens M, Ehrlich J, Van Ranst B, Opsomer G. On-farm evaluation of the effect of metabolic diseases on the shape of the lactation curve in dairy cows through the MilkBot lactation model. J Dairy Sci. 2012;95:2988-3007 pubmed publisher
  17. Kang ethe E, Mulinge E, Skilton R, Njahira M, Monda J, Nyongesa C, et al. Cryptosporidium species detected in calves and cattle in Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2012;44 Suppl 1:S25-31 pubmed publisher
    ..parvum-like, C. andersoni and C. hominis in cattle from Kenya. The results of this study show Cryptosporidium infections in calves and cattle may be potential zoonotic reservoirs of the parasite that infects humans...
  18. Mulongo M, Frey J, Smith K, Schnier C, Wesonga H, Naessens J, et al. Cattle immunized against the pathogenic L-?-glycerol-3-phosphate oxidase of Mycoplasma mycoides subs. mycoides fail to generate neutralizing antibodies and succumb to disease on challenge. Vaccine. 2013;31:5020-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The data raise the possibility that Mmm has adapted to evade potential detrimental antibody responses in its definitive host...
  19. Pioz M, Guis H, Crespin L, Gay E, Calavas D, Durand B, et al. Why did bluetongue spread the way it did? Environmental factors influencing the velocity of bluetongue virus serotype 8 epizootic wave in France. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e43360 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the approach presented in this paper can be used with other infectious diseases, and provides a powerful tool to identify environmental features driving the velocity of disease spread...
  20. Eisenberg S, Nielen M, Hoeboer J, Rutten V, Heederik D, Koets A. Environmental contamination with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis within and around a dairy barn under experimental conditions. J Dairy Sci. 2012;95:6477-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Prevention of MAP exposure in youngstock may require housing of youngstock in separate barns as an additional management measure...
  21. Faes C, Van der Stede Y, Guis H, Staubach C, Ducheyne E, Hendrickx G, et al. Factors affecting Bluetongue serotype 8 spread in Northern Europe in 2006: the geographical epidemiology. Prev Vet Med. 2013;110:149-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Local spread via the vector is strongest in areas with a large coverage of forests and smallest in highly urbanized areas. Finally, the transport of animals from infected areas is a risk factor...
  22. Silverlås C, Bosaeus Reineck H, Näslund K, Bjorkman C. Is there a need for improved Cryptosporidium diagnostics in Swedish calves?. Int J Parasitol. 2013;43:155-61 pubmed publisher
    ..The maximum age when analysis for clinical cryptosporidiosis is performed can be lowered to 6 weeks of age. However, the indicated pathogenic potential of C. bovis warrants further attention...
  23. Veldhuis A, Carp van Dijken S, van Wuijckhuise L, Witteveen G, van Schaik G. Schmallenberg virus in Dutch dairy herds: potential risk factors for high within-herd seroprevalence and malformations in calves, and its impact on productivity. Vet Microbiol. 2014;168:281-93 pubmed publisher
    ..SBV had no or limited impact on mortality rates which was as expected given the relatively mild expression of SBV in adult cows and the low incidence of malformations in newborn calves...
  24. Nicolas G, Durand B, Duboz R, Rakotondravao R, Chevalier V. Description and analysis of the cattle trade network in the Madagascar highlands: potential role in the diffusion of Rift Valley fever virus. Acta Trop. 2013;126:19-27 pubmed publisher
    ..The negative association of the distance to the nearest water point suggests that after RVFV introduction, a substantial part of transmission may be due to vectors...
  25. Klem T, Gulliksen S, Lie K, Løken T, Østerås O, Stokstad M. Bovine respiratory syncytial virus: infection dynamics within and between herds. Vet Rec. 2013;173:476 pubmed publisher
    ..This indicates that an effective strategy to lower the prevalence and the impact of BRSV could be to employ close surveillance and place a high biosecurity focus on the negative herds. ..
  26. Knappe Poindecker M, Gilhuus M, Jensen T, Vatn S, Jørgensen H, Fjeldaas T. Cross-infection of virulent Dichelobacter nodosus between sheep and co-grazing cattle. Vet Microbiol. 2014;170:375-82 pubmed publisher
    ..This indicates that cross-infection between sheep and cows have occurred...
  27. Nielsen T, Kudahl A, Østergaard S, Nielsen L. Gross margin losses due to Salmonella Dublin infection in Danish dairy cattle herds estimated by simulation modelling. Prev Vet Med. 2013;111:51-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Dublin. Furthermore, they can be used in cost-benefit analyses of control actions for S. Dublin both at herd and sector level...
  28. Wernike K, Eschbaumer M, Schirrmeier H, Blohm U, Breithaupt A, Hoffmann B, et al. Oral exposure, reinfection and cellular immunity to Schmallenberg virus in cattle. Vet Microbiol. 2013;165:155-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Seroconversion was observed only after subcutaneous exposure of the naïve animals to SBV. In lymphocytes from peripheral blood SBV genome was not detected, but the lymphocyte homeostasis in blood was influenced...
  29. Smith J, Fratamico P, Gunther N. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Adv Appl Microbiol. 2014;86:145-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Since the non-O157 STEC are responsible for a large portion of STEC-related illnesses, more extensive studies on their physiology, genetics, pathogenicity, and evolution are needed in order to develop more effective control strategies. ..
  30. Roperto S, Borzacchiello G, Esposito I, Riccardi M, Urraro C, Lucà R, et al. Productive infection of bovine papillomavirus type 2 in the placenta of pregnant cows affected with urinary bladder tumors. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33569 pubmed publisher
    ..Electron microscopic investigations detected viral particles in nuclei of uterine and chorionic epithelium. This study shows that both active and productive infections by BPV-2 in the placenta of pregnant cows can occur in vivo...
  31. Rasmussen M, Capion N, Klitgaard K, Rogdo T, Fjeldaas T, Boye M, et al. Bovine digital dermatitis: possible pathogenic consortium consisting of Dichelobacter nodosus and multiple Treponema species. Vet Microbiol. 2012;160:151-61 pubmed publisher
    ..The variety and different distribution of treponemes in the DD lesions observed in this study, suggests that most of the Treponema phylotypes have the potential to be pathogenic...
  32. Astobiza I, Ruiz Fons F, Pinero A, Barandika J, Hurtado A, García Pérez A. Estimation of Coxiella burnetii prevalence in dairy cattle in intensive systems by serological and molecular analyses of bulk-tank milk samples. J Dairy Sci. 2012;95:1632-8 pubmed publisher
    ..9%, F=19.7, degrees of freedom=1). The proportion of herds C. burnetii positive by BTM PCR was 51.7±7.3% (92/178). The widespread distribution of C. burnetii in cattle advocates for the implementation of Q fever control strategies...
  33. Claridge J, Diggle P, McCann C, Mulcahy G, Flynn R, McNair J, et al. Fasciola hepatica is associated with the failure to detect bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle. Nat Commun. 2012;3:853 pubmed publisher
    ..hepatica. This finding may in part explain the continuing spread of BTB and the failure of the current eradication programme in the United Kingdom...
  34. Döpfer D, Holzhauer M, Boven M. The dynamics of digital dermatitis in populations of dairy cattle: model-based estimates of transition rates and implications for control. Vet J. 2012;193:648-53 pubmed publisher
  35. Lind A, Thomsen P, Ersbøll A, Espetvedt M, Wolff C, Rintakoski S, et al. Validation of Nordic dairy cattle disease recording databases--completeness for locomotor disorders. Prev Vet Med. 2012;107:204-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Completeness should be taken into account when disease occurrences in different countries are compared...
  36. Wei S, Gong Z, Che T, Guli A, Tian F. Genotyping of calves rotavirus in China by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. J Virol Methods. 2013;189:36-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The predominant combination of G and P serotypes was G6P[5]. This has significance for establishing the preventive measures against diarrhea caused by group A rotaviruses in cattle...
  37. Yanase T, Kato T, Aizawa M, Shuto Y, Shirafuji H, Yamakawa M, et al. Genetic reassortment between Sathuperi and Shamonda viruses of the genus Orthobunyavirus in nature: implications for their genetic relationship to Schmallenberg virus. Arch Virol. 2012;157:1611-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of the three genomic RNA segments indicated that Schmallenberg virus is a reassortant, with the M RNA segment from SATV and the S and L RNA segments from SHAV...
  38. Colman E, Khafipour E, Vlaeminck B, De Baets B, Plaizier J, Fievez V. Grain-based versus alfalfa-based subacute ruminal acidosis induction experiments: Similarities and differences between changes in milk fatty acids. J Dairy Sci. 2013;96:4100-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, feed characteristics (low in structural fiber vs. high in starch) also affected the milk FA profile and, as such, both effects should be taken into account when subacute acidosis occurs. ..
  39. Oem J, Yoon H, Kim H, Roh I, Lee K, Lee O, et al. Genetic and pathogenic characterization of Akabane viruses isolated from cattle with encephalomyelitis in Korea. Vet Microbiol. 2012;158:259-66 pubmed publisher
    ..The present results indicate that these isolates most likely had originated from the Iriki strain and are closely related to the Iriki strain both genetically and pathogenically...
  40. Bartley P, Wright S, Maley S, Macaldowie C, Nath M, Hamilton C, et al. Maternal and foetal immune responses of cattle following an experimental challenge with Neospora caninum at day 70 of gestation. Vet Res. 2012;43:38 pubmed publisher
    ..This study shows that the generation of robust peripheral and local maternal CMI responses (lymphoproliferation, IFN-?) may inhibit the vertical transmission of the parasite...
  41. Assad A, Amann B, Friedrich A, Deeg C. Immunophenotyping and characterization of BNP colostra revealed pathogenic alloantibodies of IgG1 subclass with specifity to platelets, granulocytes and monocytes of all maturation stages. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012;147:25-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results point to a crucial role of IgG1 antibodies in BNP and to a target antigen that is expressed by all cells of myeloid lineage, but only partially by the lymphoid lineage...
  42. Poudel A, Elsasser T, Rahman K, Chowdhury E, Kaltenboeck B. Asymptomatic endemic Chlamydia pecorum infections reduce growth rates in calves by up to 48 percent. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e44961 pubmed
  43. Astobiza I, Tilburg J, Piñero A, Hurtado A, Garcia Perez A, Nabuurs Franssen M, et al. Genotyping of Coxiella burnetii from domestic ruminants in northern Spain. BMC Vet Res. 2012;8:241 pubmed publisher
    ..burnetii DNA in domestic ruminants from Spain. Genotypes were determined by a 6-loci Multiple Locus Variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) panel and Multispacer Sequence Typing (MST)...
  44. Nielsen S, Toft N. Effect of days in milk and milk yield on testing positive in milk antibody ELISA to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in dairy cattle. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012;149:6-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Inclusion of milk yield in the interpretation of test results could improve the diagnostic value, resulting in more predictable patterns corresponding to progression of infection...
  45. Charlier J, Hostens M, Jacobs J, Van Ranst B, Duchateau L, Vercruysse J. Integrating fasciolosis control in the dry cow management: the effect of closantel treatment on milk production. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e43216 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the results suggest that treatment approaches that only target selected animals within a herd can be developed based on easy-to-use parameters...
  46. Cêtre Sossah C, Pédarrieu A, Guis H, Defernez C, Bouloy M, Favre J, et al. Prevalence of Rift Valley Fever among ruminants, Mayotte. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18:972-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Entomologic and ecologic studies will help determine outbreak potential...
  47. Taurel A, Guatteo R, Joly A, Beaudeau F. Effectiveness of vaccination and antibiotics to control Coxiella burnetii shedding around calving in dairy cows. Vet Microbiol. 2012;159:432-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study providing useful information for evidenced-based and rational use of medical strategy combining antibiotic and vaccination in infected dairy cattle herds...
  48. Elbers A, Loeffen W, Quak S, de Boer Luijtze E, van der Spek A, Bouwstra R, et al. Seroprevalence of Schmallenberg virus antibodies among dairy cattle, the Netherlands, winter 2011-2012. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18:1065-71 pubmed publisher
    ..No significant differences were found in age-specific prevalence of antibodies against SBV, which is an indication that SBV is newly arrived in the country...
  49. McLaughlin C, Stanisiewski E, Lucas M, Cornell C, Watkins J, Bryson L, et al. Evaluation of two doses of ceftiofur crystalline free acid sterile suspension for treatment of metritis in lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2012;95:4363-71 pubmed publisher
    ..6% of ears were normal on d 57±3. Thus, a 2-dose treatment with CCFA-SS given 72h apart increased metritis clinical cure rate and was well tolerated in dairy cows...
  50. Valgaeren B, Pardon B, Verherstraeten S, Goossens E, Timbermont L, Haesebrouck F, et al. Intestinal clostridial counts have no diagnostic value in the diagnosis of enterotoxaemia in veal calves. Vet Rec. 2013;172:237 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that intestinal C perfringens counts cannot be advised as a discriminative postmortem diagnostic tool for enterotoxaemia in veal calves, not even when sampled within three hours after death...
  51. Sasaki Y, Murakami M, Haruna M, Maruyama N, Mori T, Ito K, et al. Prevalence and characterization of foodborne pathogens in dairy cattle in the eastern part of Japan. J Vet Med Sci. 2013;75:543-6 pubmed
    ..enterica serovar Typhimurium from eight cows on another farm. STEC O26 was not isolated from any of the dairy farms investigated. The results suggest that C. jejuni is widespread in dairy farms in eastern Japan...
  52. Valgaeren B, Pardon B, Goossens E, Verherstraeten S, Schauvliege S, Timbermont L, et al. lesion development in a new intestinal loop model indicates the involvement of a shared Clostridium perfringens virulence factor in haemorrhagic enteritis in calves. J Comp Pathol. 2013;149:103-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, in this model, necrohaemorrhagic lesions can be induced by C. perfringens isolates from diverse origins, suggesting that the lesions may be caused by one or more virulence factors that are shared by these isolates...
  53. Mao S, Zhang R, Wang D, Zhu W. The diversity of the fecal bacterial community and its relationship with the concentration of volatile fatty acids in the feces during subacute rumen acidosis in dairy cows. BMC Vet Res. 2012;8:237 pubmed publisher