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EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL DISEASES/DISORDERS/PESTS

Definition:
Measurements related to any deviation from a normal state of health in
animals which temporarily or permanently impairs vital functions. It may
be caused by insect pests, viruses, pathogenic bacteria, parasites, poor
nutrition congenital or inherent deficiencies, unfavorable environment, or
any combination of these, and related pests. 


Reference:
Adapted from: Herren, R.V., and R.L. Donahue. 1991. The Agriculture
Dictionary, Delmar Publishers INC. Albany, New york. 553pp.