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Monitoring and testing programs are in place to prevent and control the spread of diseases to the livestock and poultry sectors.
Anaplasmosis in ruminants is an infectious disease of the red blood cells caused by a bacterium commonly transmitted by ticks.
This acute bacterial disease affects different animal species and humans. When ruminants are affected they may die rapidly, often within hours.
The ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is a contagious viral disease affecting respiratory, digestive and nervous systems of many bird populations.
While this insect-borne viral disease can affect all ruminants, sheep are more susceptible to severe disease or death.
Lead exposure requires immediate action to prevent animal products with toxic lead levels from entering the food chain.
MCF is an infectious, viral disease in ruminants that is caused by a group of herpes viruses.
PED is a highly contagious, viral disease of swine that requires immediate action.
Regularly circulating in North American swine, common strains of swine influenza include H1N1, H1N2 and H3N2.