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VLA SURVEILLANCE REPORT
Decline in the incidence of parasitic gastroenteritis in sheep

Abstract

  • Reduction in the number of diagnosed incidents of parasitic gastroenteritis in sheep

  • Outbreak of mastitis and septic arthritis caused by Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd

  • Tuberculous mastitis and associated calf pneumonia in a dairy herd

  • Septic polyarthritis due to Streptococcus dysgalactiae causing losses in lambs

  • Heavy infestations with Haemaphysalis punctata ticks and suspect Anaplasma species infection causing anaemia in sheep

  • Further outbreak of goose parvovirus disease

  • Illthrift and diarrhoea in an alpaca caused by bovine viral diarrhoea virus

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

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    Footnotes

    • • 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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