[current situation and future preventive measures of foot-and-mouth disease in japan].foot-and-mouth disease caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus (fmdv) is a severe and acute vesicular disease of cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. as fmdv is highly contagious and causes productivity losses among infected animals, outbreaks of the disease are a primary animal health concern worldwide. in april, 2010, the disease reoccurred in miyazaki prefecture in 10 years. compared to the outbreak in 2000 in which no infection among pigs was observed, a total of 292 ...201021488337
growth and genotypes of echinococcus granulosus found in cattle imported from australia and fattened in the abattoir on study in miyazaki, japan, 9537 imported cattle from australia in average were slaughtered annually in the last 5years (2006 to 2010) and hydatid cysts were constantly detected in about 1.8% of the cattle. in order to assess the risk of echinococcus granulosus delivered to japan by imported cattle, 250 cysts found in 103 cattle at the abattoir were examined for their biological characteristics and genotypes. the cattle slaughtered were imported from australia at an age of 10-12 ...201121930239
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