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Increase in MCF in cattle due to closer contact with sheep during lambing season


  • Malignant catarrhal fever reported as the lambing season brings cattle into close proximity with sheep

  • Type D botulism causes the death of 100 ewes and five rams in Dumfriesshire

  • Haemonchosis causes death and illthrift in two-year-old ewes in Caithness

  • Cryptosporidiosis contributes to the severity of a swine dysentery outbreak, with 10 per cent mortality in grower pigs

  • Two macaws and a parrot die of asphyxiation following exposure to adhesive fumes

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

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