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VLA SURVEILLANCE REPORT
Parasitic gastroenteritis prevalent in calves and lambs in August

Abstract

  • Parasitic gastroenteritis causes losses in both calves and lambs

  • Traumatic reticulitis in cattle caused by tyre wires still frequently diagnosed

  • Increased outbreaks of lungworm in cattle

  • Further outbreaks of haemonchosis in sheep

  • Greasy pig disease caused by Staphylococcus chromogenes

  • Losses in gamebirds caused by spironucleosis

  • Abortion 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 August

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