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Increased incidence of parasitic gastroenteritis and pasteurellosis in lambs


  • Hypomagnesaemia and bracken poisoning in beef cattle

  • Seasonal increase in parasitic gastroenteritis and pasteurellosis in lambs

  • Unusual sudden-onset blindness in two groups of spring-born lambs

  • Seasonal increase in diseases of turkeys including erysipelas and fowl cholera

  • Hepatic lipidosis causing losses in turkeys and suspicion of notifiable disease

  • Death of a harbour porpoise caused by bottlenose dolphin attack

– These are among matters discussed in the Veterinary Laboratories Agency’s (VLA’s) disease surveillance report for England and Wales for November 2005

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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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