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Severe weather in July causes problems in cattle, sheep and gamebirds


  • Increase in bulk milk cell counts in the south west linked to extremely wet weather

  • Congenital erythropoietic protoporphyria diagnosed in a Limousin calf Outbreaks of haemonchosis in lambs

  • Numerous outbreaks of spironucleosis causing losses in gamebirds

  • Staphylococcal tenosynovitis in pheasant poults

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

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