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Department of Veterinary Sciences|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

PATB 4110 - Diseases of Food Animal and Horses

Helpful Links

In addition to textbooks, useful background information can be obtained at:

Where? Organization Info


UC Davis veterinary medical extension

Fact sheets on beef cattle here


Agriculture Food and Rural Development

Pertinent to US


U NE Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Generally excellent and current


UM Extension service

Thin on animal diseases


NDSU Extension Service

Limited number available online


USU Cooperative Extension Service

Well written by experienced veterinarians


CSU Veterinary Extension Service



SDSU Veterinary Science Department

Good information on extension web site


MT Department of Livestock

Pertinent to WY since we share many of these concern


OSU Animal Science Department

Go to Cow Herd Health section


University of Kentucky Dept Vet Sci

Equine Disease Quarterly
Good reliable topical information on diseases of horses in USA

NSW (Australia)

Department of Primary Industries

Pertinent to US


Univ. of Maryland Cooperative Extension

Excellent on sheep and goat diseases


Moredun Institute

Scottish research institute, esp. good on sheep diseases


University of Florida - the Drost Project

Online visual guides to reproduction, including diseases, in various species including horses, cattle, pigs and sheep





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USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System

Single best source of information on agricultural industry practices in USA - go to reports/information sheets


Reliable source for information on zoonotic diseases

Center for Food Security and Public Health

Information on exotic and high-impact diseases of food animals, horses and companion animals


World Organization for Animal Health in France.  Current information on exotic high impact diseases worldwide.

International Veterinary Information Service

You need to create an account for yourself but it is free.  Many of the articles are by authorities in their disease area.  It is aimed at veterinarians

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

The FDA regulates veterinary drugs, including antibiotics and feed additives.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Source for several consensus statements about how to best recognize, test for and treat selected diseases in animals

USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics

The USDA controls veterinary vaccines, biological products, and test kits.  This is a pretty uninformative site but there plans to update it


Public Health Image Library - CDC


Excellent set of images of infectious agents and clinical lesions in people

Ontario Veal Association

Portal for several good websites on calf care (emphasis on dairy)

The Gray Book

Illustrated guide to serious transboundary animal diseases worldwide.  This link is to the 6th edition.  The 2008 (7th) edition is published but not yet available on line


Use discretion with this resource, but often on the ball

Comparative placentation

Useful source of information for veterinarians and others on appearance of placenta in various species

Information on diseases of swine.  Site sponsored by commercial vaccine companies

The Several good veterinary webinars on equine diseases, including rabies, WNV, laminitis and joint disease.   Provide an email address to sign in

MedicaLook web site

Medical images (human) - click on the human anatomy link for helpful cartoons

American Association of Equine Practitioners

Good source of information on vaccine guidelines in horses

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