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VLA SURVEILLANCE REPORT
Increase in tickborne diseases in cattle and sheep in September

Abstract

  • Autumn upsurge in tickborne diseases in cattle and sheep

  • Large outbreak of bovine botulism associated with poultry litter causing losses in cattle herds

  • Suspect scrapie cases diagnosed as louping ill

  • Late-season ovine Nematodirosis battus outbreaks

  • Congenital neuroaxonal dystrophy diagnosed in Swaledale lambs

  • Further outbreak of airsacculitis/meningitis in turkeys in which nervous signs were part of the initial presenting syndrome

— These are among matters discussed in the Veterinary Laboratories Agency's (vla's) disease surveillance report for England and Wales for September

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