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bluetongue disease. 19714401394
q fever in cyprus report of cases and a survey of united nations personnel. 19744838715
use of corticosteroids to isolate ibr virus from cattle in cyprus after respiratory disease and ataxia.an outbreak of ataxia, blindness, respiratory disease and kerato-conjunctivitis occurred in october 1972 in a beef feedlot in cyprus. fifteen animals died and 10 that were severely ataxic were slaughtered; many animals became blind. there was no opportunity to isolate virus when the disease was active but in march and october 1973 infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (ibr) virus was isolated from cattle after they had been treated corticosteroids to stimulate virus excretion. it is probable that ...197549119
bluetongue in cyprus. 1975169792
the history of the ox warble fly in cyprus.the eradication of ox warble fly from cyprus is described. initially, the major part of the eradication consisted of dressing every bovine animal with derris at monthly intervals between december and may (inclusive), but in the final and critical stages when the level of infestation had fallen to 0-2 per cent, it was found that the most efficient and economical approach was to offer a financial reward to any stock-owner reporting the presence of warble fly.1976968948
zoonoses in cyprus. past and present including a comment on the public health. 19761025037
the anti-echinococcosis campaign in cyprus.a national anti-echinococcosis campaign was started in 1971, in which education of the public, the control of dogs and the control of slaughter were emphasised. the campaign has already achieved almost total elimination of infection in food animals born subsequent to its initiation. stray dogs are rare and all others are registered and examined three or four times a year. infection in dogs has decreased by over 80 per cent (from 6-8 in 1972 to 1-1 in 1976). legislation governing abattoir functio ...1977910299
possible origin of the bluetongue epidemic in cyprus, august 1977.possible origins of an epidemic of bluetongue in cyprus in august 1977 have been analysed. first outbreaks occurred simultaneously in the south-east of the famagusta district and on the north coast of the kyrenia district respectively. although the epidemic was due to type 4, which had been responsible for the previous outbreak in 1969, no evidence of persistance of virus could be found. imports of domestic animals in the past year were not implicated since the imported cattle were introduced on ...1979229164
neutralising antibodies to akabane virus in ruminants in cyprus.neutralising antibodies to akabane virus, a cause of arthrogryposis and hydranencephaly, were demonstrated in serum samples from 33 sheep, 3 goats and 1 bovine among 285 serum samples collected in south-eastern cyprus from december 1970 onwards. twenty-four of the 29 sheep having positive antibodies came from one farm in liopetri. no positive sera came from animals born after 1969, no association with abortions or stillbirths was noted and no arthrogryposis or hydranencephaly was observed in cyp ...19817256874
q fever in cyprus: a short review. 19817306776
echinococcosis in cyprus: observations on the distribution by site of infection in sheep, cattle and goats. 19827082244
anthrax eradication in cyprus: an historical survey. 19836346620
q-fever control in cyprus--recent progress. 19854027560
control of echinococcus granulosus in cyprus and comparison with other island models.a control programme directed against echinococcus granulosus was introduced into the republic of cyprus in 1971. in 1974, this was restricted to the areas controlled by the government of the island. the force used in the 'attack' phase included a major dog control programme. this and other measures led to the rapid 'disappearance' of the parasite and control was terminated in 1985. subsequent studies during 1993-1996 revealed that the parasite was present in 82 (20%) villages in either dogs or f ...19989806495
control of zoonoses in cyprus.the excellent results achieved in the control of animal diseases in cyprus have allowed the veterinary services to take a leading role in the elimination, surveillance and investigation of important zoonoses. the programmes for the control of echinococcosis, brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis, anthrax and taeniasis, and the measures taken to prevent the importation of rabies are described. public awareness of the risks posed by the presence of zoonoses and the efficient and effective intersectoral ...200011107615
evaluation of control programmes for echinococcosis/hydatidosis in cyprus.in cyprus, echinococcosis (echinococcus granulosus) was an important public and animal health problem until the 1970s. in 1971, the department of veterinary services instigated a control programme, which was based on an island model, using arecoline testing, euthanasia of positive dogs, control of dog breeding, elimination of stray dogs and control measures in slaughterhouses. the first programme ended in 1985 with excellent results and e. granulosus was considered to have been eradicated from b ...200011107621
the rumen ciliate fauna of domestic sheep (ovis ammon aires) from the turkish republic of northern cyprus.concentration and composition of ciliate protozoa in the families ophryoscolecidae and isotrichidae were determined in rumen contents of domestic sheep (ovis ammon aries) from cyprus. a total of five genera of ophryoscolecidae were identified, metadinium, enoploplastron, polyplastron, epidinium, and ophrvoscolex, which included six species: metadinium affine, enoploplastron triloricatum, polyplastron multivesiculatum, epidinium ecaudatum, epidinium graini, and ophryoscolex purkynjei. eight separ ...200111456322
active surveillance of q fever in human and animal population of cyprus.a long-term active surveillance of q fever was conducted in cyprus organized in two phases.200616539741
minimization of the diffuse pollution caused by dairy farms in cyprus through the development of guidelines for their sustainable operation.this paper summarizes the work carried out for cyprus in respect to developing guidelines on the measures that have to be taken for the reduction of the impacts caused by the operation of dairy cow farms and in a second stage, to aid the competent authorities in permitting the dairy farms under the water and soil pollution control law. the paper includes information on the existing situation in cyprus in regards to: (1) the operation of the farms, the production of waste and the existing practic ...200717711003
rapid screening procedure to optimise the anaerobic codigestion of industrial biowastes and agricultural livestock wastes in cyprus.small-scale experimental investigations were undertaken on the anaerobic digestion (ad) and codigestion of livestock waste and industrial biowastes. a simple procedure was developed to rapidly determine the suitability of wastes for digestion. the experiment was split into two phases; initially, the seed (digested brewery waste) was replaced by the test waste over a period of 5 days. during the second phase, the test waste was incubated and monitored for methanogenesis. dairy cattle slurry was t ...200918691864
kawasaki disease and anaplasma sp. infection of an infant in cyprus.this report describes the case of an infant suffering from kawasaki disease with a concomitant anaplasma sp. infection. further studies are required to demonstrate a possible association between kawasaki disease and bacterial infections.200918848483
investigations into the cause of foot-and-mouth disease virus seropositive small ruminants in cyprus during 2007.in 2007, serological evidence for foot-and-mouth disease (fmd) infection was found as a result of differential diagnostic testing of cypriot sheep suspected to be infected with bluetongue or contagious ecthyma. seropositive sheep and goats were subsequently uncovered on ten geographically clustered flocks, while cattle and pigs in neighbouring herds were all seronegative. these antibodies were specific for serotype-o fmd virus, reacting with both structural and non-structural (ns) fmd viral prot ...200919744234
rapid detection methods for viable mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in milk and cheese.mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (map) may have a role in the development of crohn's disease in humans via the consumption of contaminated milk and milk products. detection of map from milk and dairy products has been reported from countries on the european continent, argentina, the uk and australia. in this study three different methods (quantitative real time pcr, combined phage is900 pcr and conventional cultivation) were used to detect the presence of map in bulk tank milk (btm) a ...201020381185
q fever abortions in ruminants and associated on-farm risk factors in northern cyprus. 201121414196
spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks in cyprus.in two surveys conducted from march 1999 to march 2001 and from january 2004 to december 2006, a total of 3,950 ticks (belonging to ten different species) were collected from seven domestic and wild animals (goat, sheep, cattle, dog, fox, hare, and mouflon) from different localities throughout cyprus. in order to establish their infection rate with spotted fever rickettsiae (sfg), ticks were pooled and tested by polymerase chain reaction targeting glta and ompa genes, followed by sequencing anal ...201121833539
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