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What is meant by the following terms as used in livestock health?

  • Incubation period
  • Mortality rate

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  1. Incubation period 
    • The duration between a disease causing organism infests /enters an animal and the  time the first disease symptoms show  
  2. Mortality rate 
    • The likelihood of death occurring in case of disease outbreak which is expressed as a percentage of the affected animals that dies 
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