Unit 3i: Pathogenic causes of ill health

Ill health is caused by many different factors.

This session deals with the pathogenic causes of ill health in farm animals.

It will look at the 5 main pathogens: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, rickettsia and parasites (these are not true pathogens)

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Name the common pathogenic causes of illness
  • Classify some common diseases into categories
  • Explain how pathogens can cause illness and explain their mode of entry into the body
notes interactive

Interactive activity

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