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Increase in chronic fasciolosis in sheep in Scotland


  • Twenty-one outbreaks of chronic fasciolosis diagnosed in sheep compared with only three outbreaks in December 2006. Only one outbreak of acute fasciolosis recorded

  • Seasonal increase in outbreaks of bovine respiratory disease

  • Evidence of an upward trend in the diagnosis of louping ill in Scottish sheep flocks over the past 15 years

  • Eight per cent of twin-bearing ewes in an early lambing flock abort and die in an outbreak of salmonellosis due to Salmonella Derby infection

  • Pneumonic aspergillosis diagnosed as cause of death of six Bewick's swans (Cygnus columbianus) in East Lothian

  • Acute fasciolosis diagnosed in an 18-month-old alpaca

— These are among matters discussed in the disease surveillance report for December 2007 from Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Services (sac vs)

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