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Increase in parasitic gastroenteritis in sheep related to this year’s autumn weather


  • Numerous reports of parasitic gastroenteritis in sheep

  • Severe outbreak of bovine herpes mammillitis in heifers

  • Tickborne fever in cattle

  • Autumn nematodirosis in lambs

  • Fowl cholera affecting turkeys and chickens

  • Sarcocystosis in an alpaca

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

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  • • This summary is produced by the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) and is drawn from reports provided by the VLA laboratories at Aberystwyth, Bury St Edmunds, Carmarthen, Langford, Lasswade, Leahurst, Luddington, Newcastle, Penrith, Preston, Royal Veterinary College, Shrewsbury, Starcross, Sutton Bonington, Thirsk, Truro, Weybridge and Winchester

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