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    13 August – Schmallenberg virus: further update on GB testing results

    There are 276 UK farms reporting SBV: 53 in cattle, 220 in sheep and 3 premises which reported sheep (earlier in the year) and are now also reporting cattle cases. There are no new reported cases since the 25 July 2012. All farms are within the recognised risk counties in England.

    Figures correct as of 13 August 2012.
    <TABLE border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>County</TD><TD width=119>Positive holdings (Sheep)</TD><TD width=123>Positive holdings (Cattle)</TD><TD width=123>Positive holdings (cattle and sheep)</TD><TD width=47>Total</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Bedfordshire</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>1</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Berkshire</TD><TD width=119>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>2</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Buckinghamshire</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>2</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Cambridgeshire</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>2</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Channel Islands</TD><TD width=119>4</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>4</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Cornwall and Isles of Scilly</TD><TD width=119>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>3</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Devon</TD><TD width=119>7</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>9</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Dorset</TD><TD width=119>5</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>7</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>East Riding and North Lincolnshire</TD><TD width=119>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>1</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>East Sussex</TD><TD width=119>39</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>5</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>44</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Essex</TD><TD width=119>11</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>13</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Greater London</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>1</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Hampshire</TD><TD width=119>13</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>16</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Hertfordshire</TD><TD width=119>6</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>6</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Isle of Wight</TD><TD width=119>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>3</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Kent</TD><TD width=119>39</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>7</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>46</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Leicestershire and Rutland</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>1</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Lincolnshire</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>1</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Norfolk</TD><TD width=119>15</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>5</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>21</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>North Somerset and Gloucestershire</TD><TD width=119>4</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>4</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Oxfordshire</TD><TD width=119>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>2</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Somerset excluding North Somerset</TD><TD width=119>3</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>3</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Suffolk</TD><TD width=119>13</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>10</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>23</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Surrey</TD><TD width=119>5</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>4</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>9</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Warwickshire</TD><TD width=119>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>2</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>West Sussex</TD><TD width=119>34</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>6</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>1</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>41</TD></TR><TR class=alt><TD vAlign=top width=147>Wiltshire</TD><TD width=119>7</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>2</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>0</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>9</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=147>Total</TD><TD width=119>220</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>53</TD><TD vAlign=top width=123>3</TD><TD vAlign=top width=47>276</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Please see the VLA website Schmallenberg virus page for background and an information note for farmers and vets in English and Welsh.

    http://www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla/2012/0...sting-results/
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    • Re: Schmallenberg virus : new Akabane-like virus in cattle, sheep and goats in Europe

      link to map - June 30


      France: Schmalllenberg virus confirmed in 2,689 farms

      July 31, 2012

      According to the French Ministry of Agriculture, the Schmallenberg virus was found in 2,689 farms: 1,128 sheepholdings, 1544 cattle -, 17 goatholdings and 2 mixed holdings with goats/sheep.


      http://www.survepi.org/cerepi/images...s/20120529dgal
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        Germany: current Information on Schmallenberg virus

        last updated August 28, 2012

        As of 21 May case numbers and map will be updated weekly.

        In Germany animals from 1786 holdings have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus so far.

        The cases occurred in 874 cattle holdings, 864 sheep holdings and 48 goat holdings.


        Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (264 cattle, 271 sheep, 13 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (224 cattle, 141 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (119 cattle, 137 sheep holdings, 9 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (93 cattle, 101 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison holding, 55 cattle, 43 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (13 cattle, 24 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Brandenburg (23 cattle, 21 sheep holdings), Thuringia (28 cattle, 30 sheep, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (16 cattle, 23 sheep, 2 goat holdings), Hamburg (2 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (18 cattle, 17 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saxony (8 cattle holding, 35 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (9 cattle, 10 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (1 cattle holding, 4 sheep, 2 goat holdings) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).

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          Belgium: Schmallenberg virus found in 577 holdings


          Situation on august 22, 2012


          Number of suspected premises : 1,449

          Number of confirmed premises : 577

          Cattle holdings: 408

          Sheep holdings: 167

          Goat holdings: 2



          3 of the cattle holdings were confirmed from 23 samples taken last autumn

          Map of Sheepholdings en Goatholdings


          Map of Cattleholdings


          Source: CODA-CERVA
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            Update Schmallenberg virus in Switzerland

            Situation untill august 26 2012

            After the testing of aborted or malformed calves and lambs, Schmallenberg virus was found in 75 holdings in Switzerland.

            Adult cattle showing symptoms of fever and diarrhea was tested in 97 farms, 90 turned out to be positive.


            Schmallenberg: Untersuchte Proben und Nachweise

            Aus den Abort- und Missgeburten-Meldungen sind bis zum 26. August 2012 beim Institut für Viruskrankheiten und Immunprophylaxe (IVI) Einsendungen von insgesamt 75 Betrieben aus 19 verschiedenen Kantonen eingegangen. Es wurden insgesamt 78 Tiere diagnostisch abgeklärt: 41 Rinder, 23 Schafe und 14 Ziegen. Bisher wurden 2 missgebildete Kälber positiv auf das Schmallenberg-Virus getestet.

            Bei den Untersuchungen von ausgewachsenen Rindern, welche akute Symptome wie Fieber und Durchfall zeigen, sind 90 von 97 getesteten Betrieben positiv. Entweder liess sich dort das Virus selber nachweisen, oder es wurden Antikörper nachgewiesen, die auf eine Infektion schliessen lassen.



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              Schmallenberg virus spreading in France

              Acute SBV detected in Bretagne, a very important diary region.

              Farmers saw their dairy cattle develop diarrhea, combined with a drop in production.

              Testresults confirmed: SBV.

              Not very surprising, experts expected the virus to spread to other regions in Europe, including additional parts in the United Kingdom.

              Untill recently Bretange was free from SBV. (link to map).

              05-09-2012

              Schmallenberg virus ‘to hit all of Britain’

              Experts have warned that the Schmallenberg virus could spread across the whole of Britain this year.

              The virus, which causes severe birth defects and miscarriages in livestock, first appeared in the Netherlands and Germany last year.

              Farming UK
              Virus de Schmallenberg - Des vaches touch&#233;es par la forme aigu&#235; en Bretagne

              ( Publi&#233; le 06/09/2012 &#224; 11h07 )

              En Bretagne, r&#233;gion rest&#233;e auparavant indemne de nouveaux-n&#233;s pr&#233;sentant des malformations cong&#233;nitales dues au virus de Schmallenberg (Sbv), voit apparaitre les sympt&#244;mes de la forme aigu&#235; du virus sur des bovins r&#233;cemment piqu&#233;s par des moucherons culico&#239;des vecteurs du Sbv.


              &#171; Plusieurs analyses s&#233;rologiques ont confirm&#233; la pr&#233;sence de la forme aigu&#235; du virus de Schmallenberg sur des bovins adultes en Bretagne &#187;, indique Fr&#233;d&#233;ric Lars, v&#233;t&#233;rinaire &#224; Pleyben dans le centre Finist&#232;re et membre de la commission &#233;pid&#233;miologie au Gtv (Groupement technique v&#233;t&#233;rinaire).

              La forme aigu&#235; du Sbv se manifeste g&#233;n&#233;ralement sur les femelles gestantes par de fortes diarrh&#233;es, une chute rapide de la production laiti&#232;re et peut causer des troubles de la reproduction avec notamment des avortements &#224; tous les stades de gestation. &#171; Mis &#224; part les diarrh&#233;es durant quelques jours et les chutes de lait, les vaches infect&#233;es par le virus semblent se porter plut&#244;t bien, il n’y pas d’atteinte de l’&#233;tat g&#233;n&#233;ral &#187;, pr&#233;cise le v&#233;t&#233;rinaire.

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                Germany: current Information on Schmallenberg virus

                last updated September 4, 2012

                As of 21 May case numbers and map will be updated weekly.

                In Germany animals from 1800 holdings have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus so far.

                The cases occurred in 887 cattle holdings, 865 sheep holdings and 48 goat holdings.


                Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (265 cattle, 271 sheep, 13 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (224 cattle, 141 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (119 cattle, 137 sheep holdings, 9 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (94 cattle, 101 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison holding, 56 cattle, 43 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (17 cattle, 24 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Brandenburg (24 cattle, 21 sheep holdings), Thuringia (28 cattle, 31 sheep, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (17 cattle, 23 sheep, 2 goat holdings), Hamburg (2 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (18 cattle, 17 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saxony (8 cattle holding, 35 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (9 cattle, 10 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (1 cattle holding, 4 sheep, 2 goat holdings) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).

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                  Germany: current Information on Schmallenberg virus

                  last updated September 11, 2012

                  As of 21 May case numbers and map will be updated weekly.

                  In Germany animals from 1801 holdings have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus so far.

                  The cases occurred in 886 cattle holdings, 867 sheep holdings and 48 goat holdings.

                  Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (265 cattle, 272 sheep, 13 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (225 cattle, 142 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (120 cattle, 137 sheep holdings, 9 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (96 cattle, 101 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison holding, 49 cattle, 43 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (18 cattle, 24 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Brandenburg (24 cattle, 21 sheep holdings), Thuringia (28 cattle, 31 she

                  FLI

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                    19 September-Enhanced surveillance detects acute Schmallenberg in cattle in southern England

                    The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has detected evidence of acute Schmallenberg virus disease in adult dairy cattle in four counties in southern England this Summer. The affected counties – Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and Oxfordshire – are in the known Schmallenberg-affected area.

                    AHVLA

                    Simon Hall, Veterinary Director at AHVLA, said:

                    “Our findings indicate that the Schmallenberg virus has survived the winter and is
                    being actively spread by midges in these, and possibly other, areas. Although we
                    have seen a relatively limited impact from the disease on British farms, we recognise
                    the concern it causes for farmers whose livestock are affected.

                    “Clinical signs in adult livestock are short-lived and the disease is not fatal. We
                    believe there will be a good level of immunity in animals that were infected in 2011.
                    Female animals that develop immunity before they become pregnant are unlikely to
                    give birth to affected offspring.”

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                      Link to updated map

                      september 17, 2012

                      France: Schmalllenberg virus confirmed in 3,197 farms

                      , 2012

                      According to the French Ministry of Agriculture, the Schmallenberg virus was found in 3,197 farms: 1,143 sheepholdings, 2,019 cattle - and 35 goatholdings .

                      IMHO this confirms the further spread of the Schmallenberg virus to new regions. This can be seen on the map.

                      Virus de Schmallenberg : dernier bilan de situation en France au 31 août 2012

                      17/09/2012

                      Fin août 2012, la présence du virus de Schmallenberg avait été détectée dans un total de 3197 élevages dans 74 départements français (01, 02, 03, 07, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 79, 80, 82, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 95). Il s’agissait de 1143 élevages ovins, 2019 élevages bovins et 35 élevages caprins .

                      http://agriculture.gouv.fr/Virus-de-...-dernier-bilan

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                        New cases reported: apparently new infections in 2012.

                        Germany: current Information on Schmallenberg virus

                        last updated September 18, 2012

                        As of 21 May case numbers and map will be updated weekly.

                        In Germany animals from 1814 holdings have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus so far.

                        The cases occurred in 899 cattle holdings, 867 sheep holdings and 48 goat holdings.


                        Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (266 cattle, 272 sheep, 13 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (225 cattle, 142 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (121 cattle, 137 sheep holdings, 9 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (98 cattle, 101 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison holding, 49 cattle, 43 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (23 cattle, 24 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Brandenburg (24 cattle, 21 sheep holdings), Thuringia (28 cattle, 31 sheep, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (18 cattle, 23 sheep, 2 goat holdings), Hamburg (2 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (25 cattle, 17 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saxony (8 cattle holding, 36 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (10 cattle, 10 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (1 cattle holding, 4 sheep, 2 goat holdings) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).

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                        link to updated map
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                          Update Schmallenberg virus in Switzerland

                          Situation untill september 16 2012

                          After the testing of aborted or malformed calves and lambs, Schmallenberg virus was found in 76 holdings in Switzerland. SBV was confirmed in 79 animals: 43 in cattle, 22 in sheep and 14 in goats.

                          Adult cattle showing symptoms of fever and diarrhea was tested in 138 farms, 135 turned out to be positive.


                          Schmallenberg: Untersuchte Proben und Nachweise

                          Aus den Meldungen von Missbildungen bei Neugeborenen und Föten sind bis zum 16. September 2012 beim Institut für Viruskrankheiten und Immunprophylaxe (IVI) Einsendungen von insgesamt 76 Betrieben aus 20 verschiedenen Kantonen und dem Fürstentum Liechtenstein eingegangen. Es wurden insgesamt 79 Tiere diagnostisch abgeklärt: 43 Rinder, 22 Schafe und 14 Ziegen. Bisher wurden 4 missgebildete Kälber positiv auf das Schmallenberg-Virus getestet.

                          Bei den Untersuchungen von ausgewachsenen Rindern, welche akute Symptome wie Fieber und Durchfall zeigen, sind 135 von 138 getesteten Betrieben positiv. Entweder liess sich dort das Virus selber nachweisen, oder es wurden Antikörper nachgewiesen, die auf eine Infektion schliessen lassen.



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                            Schmallenberg virus found in livestock in Wales

                            Philip Case

                            Tuesday 25 September 2012

                            Welsh farmers are being urged to be vigilant after the Schmallenberg virus was detected in animals in the country for the first time.

                            The virus, which causes severe deformities in lambs and calves, was detected in three cows and one calf in Ceredigion.

                            The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) described the development as "very concerning".

                            The history of the three animals suggested they were infected by SBV while on the holding, up to a year ago.

                            More: Farmers Weekly
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                              Austria confirms Schmallenberg virus in cattle and sheep

                              Austria confirms SBV in cattle and sheep. Antibodies were found in september.


                              ERSTELLT: 25.09.2012

                              Schmallenberg-Infektion erstmals in &#246;sterreichischen Tierbest&#228;nden nachgewiesen

                              Das sich seit Ende 2011 in ganz Europa ausbreitende neuartige Schmallenberg-Virus (SBV) hat nun auch &#214;sterreichs Tierbest&#228;nde erreicht. Mitte September hat die AGES im Rahmen des seit Anfang 2012 eingerichteten Monitorings SBV-Antik&#246;rper in Rindern und Schafen nachgewiesen.

                              AGES
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                                Schmallenbergvirus all over Austria

                                25 september 2012

                                SBV seems to have spread rapidly in the end of august, beginning of september.

                                89% of the tested holdings were positive.

                                Untill now no reports of ill animals (diarrhea, fever, drop in milk production).


                                Schmallenberg-Virus flächendeckend in Österreich



                                Foto © APA
                                Das in Europa grassierende Schmallenberg-Virus (SBV) hat Österreichs Tierbestände erreicht. Laut Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit (AGES) hat sich ein Großteil der Rinder und Schafe im gesamten Bundesgebiet infiziert. Ein Prozent der angesteckten Rinder und vier Prozent der infizierten Schafe bringen ihre Jungtiere als Folge des Virus missgebildet oder tot zur Welt.

                                Seit Ende vergangenen Jahres breitet sich die neuartige Tierseuche in Europa aus. Betroffene Tiere bauen nach einer kurzen Erkrankung, die sich meist durch milde klinische Symptome ausdrückt und vom Tierhalter oft übersehen wird, eine beständige körpereigene Immunabwehr auf. Die AGES führt seit Jahresbeginn ein Monitoring durch. Für Menschen stellt das Virus laut den Experten kein Risiko dar.

                                Im ersten Halbjahr tauchte in Österreich kein einziger Fall einer SBV-Infektion auf. Seit Ende August/Anfang September aber "hat sich das Virus sehr rasch und österreichweit verbreitet", sagte ein Experte der AGES auf APA-Anfrage: Mit Stand von heute, Dienstag, seien 89 Prozent der untersuchten Proben - Verdachtsproben ebenso wie solche aus dem Monitoringprogramm - positiv ausgefallen. Bisher wurden ausschließlich Infektionen festgestellt und noch keine Erkrankung, die sich bei den Tieren mit Fieber, Durchfällen und verminderter Milchleistung äußert.

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