Diseases of Cattle in the Tropics

Economic and Zoonotic Relevance

  • Miodrag Ristic
  • W. Ian M. McIntyre

Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Special Topics

  3. Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Robert A. Crandell
      Pages 67-78
    3. I. E. Selman
      Pages 79-90
    4. Robert A. Crandell
      Pages 91-106
    5. Richard E. Dierks
      Pages 107-121
    6. J. B. Brooksby
      Pages 123-132
    7. Hugh W. Reid
      Pages 133-152
    8. F. G. Davies
      Pages 153-165
    9. W. B. Martin
      Pages 181-187
    10. Robert F. Kahrs
      Pages 189-195
    11. Robert F. Kahrs
      Pages 197-205
    12. Alvin B. Hoerlein
      Pages 225-235
    13. David E. Hughes
      Pages 237-245
    14. I. E. Selman
      Pages 247-254
    15. E. P. Lindley
      Pages 255-269
    16. David T. Berman
      Pages 271-286
    17. W. I. M. McIntyre, I. E. Selman
      Pages 287-296
    18. I. E. Selman
      Pages 297-307
    19. I. E. Selman
      Pages 309-314
    20. I. E. Selman
      Pages 315-326
    21. Miodrag Ristic
      Pages 327-344
    22. G. Uilenberg
      Pages 345-360
    23. D. R. Snodgrass
      Pages 361-366
    24. Allan C. Pier
      Pages 367-376
    25. John V. Ernst, Gerald W. Benz
      Pages 377-392
    26. A. D. Irvin, M. P. Cunningham
      Pages 393-410
    27. R. D. Bigalke
      Pages 429-442
    28. Miodrag Ristic
      Pages 443-468
    29. W. I. Morrison, Max Murray, W. I. M. McIntyre
      Pages 469-497
    30. J. A. Schmitt
      Pages 499-519
    31. James Armour
      Pages 521-540
  4. Diseases of Mixed Etiology or Lesser Frequency

  5. Ticks and Environmental Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Rainer Gothe
      Pages 587-598
  6. Problems of Disease Control in the Tropics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 599-599
    2. W. I. M. McIntyre, Miodrag Ristic
      Pages 601-609
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 611-662

About this book


Most of the future increase in livestock production is expected to occur in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Cattle are the most numerous of the ruminant species in the tropics and provide the largest quantity of animal food products. More than one-third of the world's cattle are found in the tropics. Disease is the major factor which prohibits full utilization of these regions for cattle production. Various infectious and transmissible viral, rick­ ettsial, bacterial, and particularly protozoan and helminthic diseases, are widespread in the tropics and exert a heavy toll on the existing cattle industry there. This uncontrolled disease situation also discourages investment in cattle industries by private and government sectors. In Africa alone, it is estimated that 125 million head of cattle could be accommodated in the tropical rainbelt if the disease and other animal husbandry factors could be resolved. The potential of efficient cattle production under more favorable conditions prompted various international agencies to establish a multi­ million dollar International Laboratory for Research in Animal Diseases (ILRAD) in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. In South America, principal sites for raising cattle are shifting to the savannah lands because the more fertile soils are being used for crop produc­ tion, however, in the savannahs also, disease remains the most powerful deterrent in implementing the cattle industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Miodrag Ristic
    • 1
  • W. Ian M. McIntyre
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Glasgow, Veterinary HospitalGlasgowScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-8352-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9034-3
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