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DATA presented in the box ‘Bovine respiratory disease, 2014 to 2015′ published in the SAC C VS disease surveillance report for June 2015 (VR, October 3, 2015, vol 177, pp 333-336) were incorrect. The correct data are presented below. The error is regretted.

Bovine respiratory disease 2014 to 2015

In the 12 months to July 2015 SAC C VS recorded 422 diagnoses of bovine respiratory disease. There were 72 diagnoses where pneumonia was confirmed at gross examination, but no definitive cause was identified.

Thirty-nine diagnoses of lungworm were recorded. These were all submitted between July and December, with a peak in September. There was a single case of fog fever, which was identified in August. There were two cases where Bibersteinia trehalosi was isolated in association with bovine respiratory disease. While this organism is a known and common pathogen in sheep, the role that it plays in bovine respiratory disease is less certain.

There were 308 diagnoses of the various infectious agents associated with bovine respiratory disease complex (Fig B). As in previous years, these cases predominantly occurred in the winter months.

FIG B:

Bovine respiratory disease complex pathogens identified in the 12 months to July 2015

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