Closantel toxicity causing blindness and death in hoggs

27 Jun 2020

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SRUC VS disease surveillance headlines, March 2020

  • Rickets and gastrocnemius tendon rupture in beef finishing bulls.

  • Ureteral atresia and pulmonary hypoplasia in an aborted calf.

  • Closantel toxicity in hoggs following the use of a combination drench.

  • Ovine abortion due to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in two flocks.

  • The mean temperature in Scotland in March was equal to the long-term average. Rainfall was 88 per cent of average overall, due to drier than normal conditions in the east. Sunshine was 110 per cent of average, and was generally above normal in the east, the far north and the Western Isles.

    CattleNutritional and metabolic disorders

    A large beef finishing unit purchased a group of 28 15- to 21-month-old Aberdeen Angus bulls from one source. Body condition on arrival was reported to be poor and they were introduced to a ration that included beans, molasses and potatoes. Three...