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Continued diagnosis of idiopathic haemorrhagic diathesis in calves


  • Further cases of idiopathic haemorrhagic diathesis (‘blood sweating disease’/bleeding calf syndrome)

  • Lungworm still prevalent in cattle at pasture

  • Nematodirus battus causing diarrhoea in lambs

  • Acute liver fluke infection in sheep in Wales

  • Botulism causes the death of 21 lambs from a group of 60

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

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  • This summary is produced by the 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.

    VLA monthly reports are available online at

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