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Severe March weather causes problems for Scottish hill farmers


  • Metabolic disease in sheep associated with severe weather

  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus isolated from a dead whooper swan in Cellardyke

  • Traumatic reticulitis in dairy cattle

  • Severe pneumonia due to infectious bovine rhinotracheitis in a dairy herd

  • First recorded case of haemonchosis in Orkney

  • First of this year’s cases of Nematodirus species infections in growing lambs

– These are among matters discussed in the disease surveillance report for March from Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Services (SAC VS)

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