Understanding infectious disease
Whether an animal gets sick or not depends on its immunity, its environment and the challenge by the infectious agent invoved
Sick, sub-clinically infected and carrier animals are major sources of infection
Animals with compromised immunity are more likely to get sick
Some farms and animals are also sources of primary pathogens such as Johne’s disease
The farm environment is normally contaminated with environmental pathogens (e.g. E.Coli )
A build up of environmental pathogens can cause disease
In controlling infections, focus on the animals’ immunity, their environment, the infectious agent and how it is spread
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