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VLA SURVEILLANCE REPORT
Listeria monocytogenes causes problems in cattle and sheep in February

Abstract

  • Listeria monocytogenes causing abortion and iritis in cattle, and abortion, encephalitis and enteritis in sheep

  • Severe outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever

  • Streptococcus uberis the most common isolate from mastitis submissions

  • High postweaning mortality in pigs

  • Infectious bursal disease causing losses in a flock of eight- to nine-week-old layer pullets

  • Further deaths of wild birds associated with Salmonella Typhimurium PT56

— These are among matters discussed in the Veterinary Laboratories Agency’s (VLA’s) disease surveillance report for England and Wales for February

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