Principles of animal health management cont'd

Agricultural Science S.S.S 3 First Term


Principles of animal health management cont'd

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

      1. List the symptoms of different diseases.

      2. List the effects and mode of transmission of different diseases.


Viral disease

Virus is an extremely tiny organism that can only reproduce if it is within a living being. Virus is smaller than bacteria and it can be contagious and infectious. Examples of virus diseases in farm animals are foot and mouth disease, rinderpest and Newcastle.

1. Foot and mouth disease: This disease is common in areas with poor drainage and high humidity. The animals affected are cattle, goat, sheep and pig.

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