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Fewer cases of neonatal septicaemia in Scottish calves


  • Fewer cases of neonatal septicaemia in suckled calves, probably due to fine, dry weather

  • Outbreak of focal symmetrical encephalomalacia in calves caused by the epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens type D

  • Two outbreaks of Border disease associated with the incursion of stray sheep

  • Ten outbreaks of arthritis in lambs due to Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies dysgalactiae infection

  • Four outbreaks of swine dysentery confirmed in pig units not previously known to have the disease

  • Duck viral enteritis suspected in Angus

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

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