Taking care of animal health

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Depending on the organisms by which they are caused (called causative organisms), the diseases of animals can be divided into three main classes.

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Care for animal health means prevention, control and cure of animal diseases to keep them fit and healthy. Just like human beings and plants, animals like cow, buffalo, sheep, goat and poultry birds can also suffer from various diseases. The diseases in domestic animals are caused by the attack of miro – organisms like virus, bacteria or fungi, or by an attack of parasites like worms. So, animals reared (brought up) for food need protection against diseases as well as the treatment of diseases.

Depending on the organisms by which they are caused (called causative organisms), the diseases of animals can be divided into three main classes.
1) Viral diseases of animals (caused by virus).
2) Bacterial diseases of animals (caused by bacteria)
3) Fungal diseases of animals (caused by fungus)

The viral diseases of animals are- a) foot and mouth disease. b) pox. c) dermatitis.
Foot and mouth disease affects all cattle; pox disease affects cow, buffalo, sheep, goat and fowl (poultry); whereas Dermatitis Affects sheep and goat. All these animal diseases are caused by virus, that is, their causative organism is virus.

The bacterial diseases of animals are – a) cholera (or fowl cholera). b) diarrhoea of chick. c) rinderpest. d) tuberculosis. e) anthrax.
The diseases called cholera and diarrhoea of chick occur in poultry birds of fowl (like chicken and hen), the disease called rinderpest occurs in cattle, the disease called tuberculosis occur in cattle in cattle and birds, whereas the disease called anthrax occurs in cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. All these animal diseases are caused by bacteria, that is, their causative organisms are bacteria.

An important fungal disease of animals is aspergillosis. Aspergillosis disease is caused by fungus and it affects the poultry birds.

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