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    XLVets represents UK at HIPRA International Mastitis Workshop - July 2012

    HIPRA invited two UK delegates, both members of XLVets, to attend their recent international mastitis workshop.  Charles Marwood of XLVets Clyde Vet Group, South Lanarkshire and Jonathan Statham of XLVets Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire went to the three day mastitis workshop at Cornell University in up-state New York.

    Schmallenberg Virus

    Schmallenberg virus was first detected in August 2011 within Germany, spreading to the Netherlands, Belgium and now the UK. The number of premises with confirmed cases of Schmallenberg increases daily with the majority of cases of Schmallenberg reported within the UK to date having been diagnosed in sheep.

    Schmallenberg is a viral disease affecting cattle, sheep and goats. In adult cattle the disease has been associated with symptoms including milk drop, fever, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and late abortion or birth defects in calves, lambs and kids.