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Seasonal increase in nematodirosis in Scottish lambs


  • Increased incidents of Nematodirus battus infection in lambs, following a warning to flock owners of high risk factors

  • Increase in outbreaks of coccidiosis in calves in the year to date

  • Lead poisoning cases in cattle following turnout

  • Review of the causes of ovine abortion during 2008

  • Pulpy kidney disease, lamb dysentery and black disease cases confirmed in unvaccinated flocks

  • Pigeon paramyxovirus type 1 causing mortality in racing pigeons

  • Equine herpesvirus type 1 responsible for abortions and neonatal mortality in a horse stud

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

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