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Bovine herpesvirus type 1 causes abortion outbreak in Scottish cattle


  • A second bovine abortion outbreak in Scotland due to bovine herpesvirus type 1 infection

  • Seasonal increase in nutritional and metabolic disorders in cattle and sheep

  • Verocytotoxin-producing strain of Escherichia coli (o38:k+) isolated from aborted lambs

  • Swine dysentery detected by pcr and culture of faecal samples from growing and finishing pigs on several units

  • Pathogenic Brachyspira species isolated from 49 per cent of faecal sample submissions from commercial layers with ‘wet droppings’

— These are among matters discussed in the disease surveillance report for February from Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Services (sac vs)

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