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22/08/2019

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Summer mastitis

Streptococcus dysgalactiae is part of the ‘Summer mastitis’ complex. It is typically classified as an ‘environmental’ pathogen but some strains are known to behave in a contagious manner. Clinical signs may vary from mild subclinical infections to acute clinical cases.

Written by Peter Down BVSc PhD ECBHM MRCVS
Reviewed by Anja Sipka (Cornell) DVM PhD

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Cattle flies and larvae

Flies have 4 stages in their lifecycle: egg -> larva -> pupa -> adult. Flies have several types of mouthparts according to their feeding habits: either piercing and sucking (mosquitoes, stable fly) or piercing and cutting (horsefly) or sponge-like for feeding on skin/membrane surfaces. Control of flies can be difficult in farming situations.

Written by Sophie Mahendran BVM BVS MRCVS
Reviewed by Andrew Forbes BVM&S PhD C Biol MSB Dip EVPC MRCVS

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Parasitology

Adult worms of gastrointestinal parasites in the intestine, and fluke infections in the stomach and liver, shed eggs into the feces, which can be detected and classified to identify or estimate patent worm infections and burdens.

Written by Mike Taylor BVM&S DCHP MRCVS
Reviewed by Andrew Forbes BVM&S PhD C Biol MSB Dip EVPC MRCVS

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