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Other Names: Cattle Plague
Rinderpest, commonly known as cattle plague, is an acute, highly contagious, viral disease of cattle, domesticated buffalo, and some species of wildlife.

Disease Agents

  • Morbilivirus

Disease Presentation

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Prevention and Control

Rinderpest Prevention Practices
Provides specific prevention recommendations for beef or dairy operations to implement once Rinderpest has been diagnosed in the U.S.
[English PDF] [Spanish PDF]
[English PPT] [Spanish PPT]
[English Speaker Notes] [Spanish Speaker Notes]

Rinderpest Prevention Practices Checklist
Supplements the Rinderpest Prevention Practices handout.
[English PDF] [Spanish PDF]

Rinderpest Response Package
If Rinderpest is ever diagnosed in the United States, this "response package" can get prevention information into the hands of producers and allied industries as soon as possible.
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General Factsheet
Provides more detailed disease information to assist extension personnel with media interviews or general inquiries.
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Spickler, Anna Rovid. "Title of Factsheet." "Date of Factsheet (Last Updated)."