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Respiratory disease in cattle commonly diagnosed in Scotland in November


  • Outbreaks of respiratory disease commonly diagnosed in cattle as winter housing period starts

  • Only 27 outbreaks of systemic pasteurellosis in sheep compared with 42 in November 2006

  • Heavy mortality due to salt poisoning in grower and finisher pigs in a unit that fed ‘concentrated’ whey

  • Abortion due to Bacillus licheniformis infection confirmed in a gilt

  • Mycobacterium microti, a cause of tuberculosis in rodents, isolated from a badger in Dumfriesshire

— These are among matters discussed in the disease surveillance report for November 2007 from Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Services (sac vs)

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