Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

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Typical stance of an animal suffering from contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Typical stance of an animal suffering from contagious bovine pleuropneumonia:
the head and neck are extended as a result of dyspnoea

Term: 2014
Published: February 25, 2014
Revised: February 25, 2014

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), also known as lung sickness, is a serious bacterial disease of cattle caused by a mycoplasma. Its origins are believed to have been in the Northern Hemisphere but by the end of the 19th Century it had largely been eradicated from at least Europe and North America. It was initially introduced into southern Africa from The Netherlands in 1854, but is believed to have been present in East and West Africa before they were colonised by Europeans.

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Dr Mary-Louise Penrith

Dr Mary-Louise Penrith

  • BVSc (Hons) (Pretoria), BSc (Hons) (Zoology) (Cape Town), PhD (Cape Town), DSc (Pretoria)
  • Extraordinary professor, Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Expert consultant to the Food & Agriculture Organization of United Nations on epidemiology and control of African swine fever.
  • Director: TAD Scientific c.c.
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