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Congenital abnormalities in calves possibly linked to maternal nutrition


  • Congenital joint laxity and dwarfism affecting 70 of a group of 85 suckler calves

  • Nematodirosis and coccidiosis causing losses in lambs

  • Haemonchosis diagnosed in sheep and an alpaca

  • Transmissible viral proventriculitis in broilers

  • Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli causing septicaemia in broilers

These are among matters discussed in the Veterinary Laboratories Agency’s (VLA’s) disease surveillance report for April

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