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Write down symptoms of sick animals. Discuss any two diseases of cattle.

Answer :

Obvious pain or discomfort (difficulty jumping, reluctance to climb stairs, cries when being picked up)

Loss of appetite.

Increased thirst (often a sign of diabetes)

Unexplained changes in weight.

Bad breath.

Diarrhea or changes in litter contents, urinating outside the box.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Cattle with tuberculosis often become very thin over time

People can get TB from cattle by drinking infected milk

You should have your herd tested for TB every year by your state veterinarian. This involves a skin test

Animals testing positive are given a T brand on the left side of the neck

Cattle measles

Cattle measles is a stage of

a tapeworm in cattle. When

people eat infected meat which

is undercooked, they develop tapeworms in the gut

Cattle are infected when they pick up tapeworm eggs when grazing on pastures which are polluted because of unhygienic toilet practices by infected people

Infected cattle do not look sick and measles can only be seen in the meat at slaughter

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