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Losses in ewes associated with fetal death and putrefaction


  • Frequent reports of deaths in ewes caused by fetal death and putrefaction

  • Outbreak of milk drop with respiratory signs in a dairy herd caused by bovine viral diarrhoea virus infection

  • Streptococcal polyarthritis affecting lambs in Welsh flocks

  • Late-onset mortality in growing pigs associated with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

  • Salmonella Typhimurium PT U288 causing diarrhoea in growing pigs

  • Suspected outbreak of botulism in horses

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

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  • • This summary is produced by the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) and is drawn from reports provided by the VLA laboratories at Aberystwyth,Bury St Edmunds, Carmarthen, Langford, Lasswade, Leahurst, Luddington, Newcastle, Penrith, Preston, Royal Veterinary College, Shrewsbury, Starcross, Sutton Bonington, Thirsk, Truro, Weybridge and Winchester

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