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Parasitology

It’s not Fluke it’s Worms

Diagnoses that we make in the post mortem room can sometimes give us a skewed picture of livestock health locally and are often assumed to be the tip of the iceberg. A run of similar cases might therefore suggest quite a big iceberg!…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 10/11/2022
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Toxovax shortage

We are aware that practices have been notified of a shortage of Toxovax, which may remain unavailable until after the pre-tupping window for most farmers. In the absence of alternative vaccines, farmers may be concerned about the impact of not vaccinating on their flock productivity.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 20/09/2022
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Haemonchus diagnosed in Aberdeenshire – free testing available

Haemonchus has been diagnosed as a cause of mortality in a group of lambs in Aberdeenshire.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 12/08/2022
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Grouse worm count monitoring

SRUC Veterinary Services receives numerous samples at this time of year and have been busy recently at the lab with grouse worm count monitoring. Many of the samples we receive are from grouse moors in the north of Scotland, but as the shooting season approaches this information may be useful to both vets and game keepers across the country.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 05/08/2022
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Lungworm update 2022

Early diagnoses of lungworm so far this year suggests that there may be significant challenge this summer and autumn.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 29/07/2022
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Nematodirus Diagnoses and Risk

Further to our previous post on Nematodirus, our first post mortem diagnoses of Nematodirus infection causing death in lambs were made at the end of last week at our Dumfries Surveillance Centre.…

  • SRUC Veterinary Services
  • 01/06/2021
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High Risk of Nematodirosis Likely in 2021

Outbreaks of nematodirosis in Scotland are recorded most often between May and July, with a consistent peak in the month of June.…

  • Veterinary services
  • 29/04/2021
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