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SAC VETERINARY SERVICES
Pig respiratory diseases: trends of past five years

Abstract

  • Trends in pig respiratory diseases in Scotland between 2003 and 2007 discussed

  • Respiratory syncytial virus frequently incriminated in outbreaks of pneumonia among weaned calves

  • Nine outbreaks of sheep scab confirmed; efficacy of treatment with an injectable avermectin questioned in one outbreak

  • Septicaemic listeriosis diagnosed as the cause of death of 13 per cent of 200 sheep fed silage for two months

— These are among matters discussed in the disease surveillance report for January 2008 from Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Services (sac vs)

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