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SAC VETERINARY SERVICES
High incidence of endoparasitic diseases in cattle and sheep in Scotland

Abstract

  • Review of cases of fasciolosis in cattle and sheep, 1993 to 2008

  • Highest incidence of parasitic gastroenteritis in cattle for four years

  • Black disease, malignant oedema and blackleg confirmed in cattle

  • Botulism diagnosed in an Aberdeen Angus cross heifer

  • Copper, cobalt and selenium deficiencies associated with illthrift in lambs

  • Deaths in weaned pigs due to Streptococcus suis serotype 2

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

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