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Schmallenberg Virus
Skeletal abnormalities in calves
  1. Mike Kerby,
  2. Owain Jenkins,
  3. Nick Perkins,
  4. Becca Thomas,
  5. John Walsh,
  6. Ellie Cubison,
  7. Tom Gamwells and
  8. Anna Rooney
  1. Delaware Veterinary Group, Fulford House, Torbay Road, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7DT
  1. e-mail: mkerby{at}

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WE would like to report an increased incidence of dystocia resulting in caesarean section in the last four weeks within our practice, due to calves with multiple skeletal abnormalities consistent with fetal infection by Schmallenberg virus (SBV) (confirmed in two of the cases tested to date).Typically, the calves showed a torticollis and joint fixation …

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