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- Pearce, Brielle H.; Fosgate, Geoffrey T.; Ward, Michael P.; Roussel, Allen J.; Norby, Bo; Tavornpanich, Saraya; Ellis, Dee
- Preventive veterinary medicine 2008 v.86 no.1-2 pp. 1-7
- cattle diseases; disease detection; seroprevalence; disease prevalence; cattle; paratuberculosis; methodology; herd health; disease surveillance; Texas
- ... Surveillance and monitoring are important for measuring the level of disease in a population, documenting changes in prevalence over time, determining high-risk areas for implementation of control measures, eradicating disease, and documenting freedom from disease. The documentation of freedom from disease has importance for international trade and the resumption of production after an outbreak. J ...
- Yamamoto, Takehisa; Tsutsui, Toshiyuki; Nishiguchi, Akiko; Kobayashi, Sota
- Preventive veterinary medicine 2008 v.86 no.1-2 pp. 57-74
- disease surveillance; risk assessment; bovine brucellosis; simulation models; Brucella melitensis biovar Abortus; abortion (animals); disease detection; serodiagnosis; cattle; disease transmission; Japan
- ... Bovine brucellosis is caused by Brucella abortus and induces abortions in female cattle, with other cattle at risk of infection from the aborted fetus or contaminated placenta. In Japan, the number of cases has dramatically reduced due to national surveillance and eradication strategies. Bovine brucellosis is now believed to be eradicated in Japan. Here, we examine the surveillance strategies curr ...