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VLA SURVEILLANCE REPORT
Ipomeanol poisoning in cattle fed sweet potatoes

Abstract

  • First report of ipomeanol poisoning in British cattle associated with consumption of sweet potatoes

  • Widespread reports of husk (dictyocaulosis) in cattle

  • Vectorborne infections of cattle include louping ill, Mycoplasma wenyonii and Anaplasma phagocytophila

  • Facial skin lesions in cattle mimic bluetongue

  • Psoroptic mange diagnosed in cattle

  • Further outbreaks of acute fasciolosis and haemonchosis in sheep

  • Blackhead causing losses in turkeys and chickens

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

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