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VLA Disease Surveillance Report
Abortion in an alpaca due to Campylobacter fetus


  • First report of Campylobacter fetus as a cause of abortion in an alpaca in Britain

  • Cases of fasciolosis continue into May

  • Deaths of three cows associated with feeding byproducts from the human food industry

  • Cases of bovine babesiosis and ovine louping ill indicate increasing tick activity

  • Botulism in cattle and sheep associated with contact with poultry litter

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

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