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Veterinary risk assessment: exposure of cattle to fungi and yeasts arising from green waste composting units; mycotic abortion and mycotic mastitis

Risk assessment for exposure of cattle to fungi and yeasts from compositing units

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Veterinary Risk Assessment: Exposure of cattle to fungi and yeasts arising from green waste composting units; mycotic abortion and mycotic mastitis

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When assessing the risks arising from environmental contamination by fungi and yeasts cattle are “sensitive receptors” as mycotic abortion and mycotic mastitis are endemic diseases in the UK. This document reviews the incidence, causes and uncertainties in the pathogenesis of mycotic abortion and mycotic mastitis in relation to probable exposure arising from a green waste composting unit.

Published 1 July 2007