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AHVLA Disease Surveillance Report
Large outbreak of suspected botulism in a dairy herd in northern England
  • Botulism suspected as causing the death of 120 cattle on one farm

  • Parasitic gastroenteritis common in grazing ruminants

  • Peripheral neuropathy leading to incoordination and abnormal gait in otherwise normal 11-week-old pigs – further cases sought

  • Unusual cases of ventriculitis identified in free-range layer flocks

These are among matters discussed in the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency's (AHVLA's) disease surveillance report for September and October

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