RESOURCES: Sniffling Sheep and Coughing Cows

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Science  06 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5757, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5757.19a

Avian flu has captured the headlines, but it's just one of the animal diseases on the loose. Honeybees can fall victim to mite infestations, for instance, and the viral disease yellowhead decimates farmed shrimp. To corral more information about these and other illnesses, visit the site of the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health. Weekly announcements furnish the latest on outbreaks. Technical Disease Cards describe the cause, spread, diagnosis, and prevention of 16 major veterinary maladies, such as African horse sickness and vesicular stomatitis, a viral scourge of hoofed mammals. You'll find a list of international experts on particular illnesses and plenty of other resources, including conference reports and disease-prevention guidelines.

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