Bovine herpesvirus respiratory disease affecting weaned calves

16 May 2020

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SRUC VS disease Surveillance headlines, February 2020

  • Congenital lymphoma as a cause of bovine abortion.

  • Abomasal tympany and mural emphysema associated with Sarcina species colonisation in Suffolk lambs.

  • Multiple abortions due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in an outdoor pig herd.

  • Ongoing losses due to avian tuberculosis in a backyard poultry flock.

  • The mean temperature in Scotland in February was 0.4°C above the long-term average and it was the second wettest February in a series from 1862. Rainfall was near average in the north east but most other parts of the country had well over twice the normal amount. Sunshine was 104 per cent of average but generally below average in the west, and well above normal in Aberdeenshire.

    CattleAlimentary tract disorders

    Two calves, born to heifers following assisted calvings, died within six hours of birth. The second calf failed to...