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Farmers and vets gain easy access to cattle disease information

APHA launches new cattle disease surveillance dashboard showing diseases in cattle across Great Britain.

Cattle disease surveillance dashboard image

Following the successful launch of the sheep disease surveillance dashboard in June, APHA has now launched a new cattle disease surveillance dashboard.

It displays diseases diagnosed in cattle across Great Britain and contains all the same useful features as the sheep dashboard, with the addition of being able to select dairy or beef.

A map is used to allow selection of diseases by county, country or across GB and filters can also be used to show diagnoses by time period and age group of cattle.

Farmers and vets can now quickly and easily access information on the most common diagnoses in an area, or learn where specific diseases have been diagnosed. Once a view has been selected, it can be downloaded as an image to use in a document or presentation.

The data behind the dashboards are derived from diagnoses made by APHA’s Veterinary Investigation Centres (VICs) across England and Wales, from the network of universities and other surveillance partners working with APHA, and from Scotland’s Rural College Disease Surveillance Centres in Scotland operated by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services.

For further information on the ruminant disease surveillance dashboards, see the APHA Vet Gateway.

An avian dashboard, a dashboard for pigs and another for wildlife will be available over the coming months.

APHA has also refreshed the surveillance and diagnostics web pages on its Vet Gateway. They provide a wealth of easily accessible information on the diagnostic and post-mortem services network provided by APHA and its partners.

To find out more contact your nearest APHA’s Veterinary Investigation Centres.

Published 31 July 2017