Waterborne Diseases in Animals – Biological Times

Waterborne Diseases in Animals

Publication Date : 09/01/2024

Author(s) :

Mohammad Faizan Khan, Lubna Anjum, Razia Kausar, Farzana Rizvi.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)

Abstract :

This article discusses the critical importance of clean water sources for animals, focusing on cows, buffaloes, and goats. It highlights the various waterborne diseases that can affect these livestock species due to contaminated water sources. Some of the diseases mentioned include Leptospirosis, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), Mastitis, Salmonellosis in cows; Giardiasis, Cryptosporidiosis, and respiratory infections in goats; and Mastitis, reproductive issues, Leptospirosis, Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), and enteric infections in buffaloes. To ensure the well-being and performance of these animals, it is crucial to maintain clean water sources. The article offers practical tips, such as planning the location of water troughs, covering them to prevent contamination, and regular cleaning to avoid the buildup of algae and contaminants. Clean and unrestricted access to fresh water is essential for the overall health and productivity of livestock.

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