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Increase in incidents of malignant catarrhal fever in cattle


  • Rise in outbreaks of malignant catarrhal fever in cattle

  • Severe outbreak of salmonellosis due to Salmonella Anatum in a large dairy herd

  • First cases during the year of nematodirosis in lambs

  • Tail necrosis caused by Staphylococcus hyicus in piglets

  • Salmonellosis, yersiniosis, mycosis and trauma causing deaths in wild birds

  • Salmonella Typhimurium DT56 infection in an otter

– 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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