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Bluetongue Vaccine Price Cuts Cost Thousands

10 June 2009

UK - Vet practices which were forced to sell bluetongue vaccines at a loss following Defra’s decision to cut the price of vaccine have lost thousands of pounds as a result.

A number of vets who bought vaccine stocks at full price were left furious when Defra cut prices without warning, forcing them to follow suit and take a loss on their products

James Allcock of Cheshire-based vets Lambert, Leonard and May – part of the XL veterinary group - said the move left a ‘sour taste’ in the mouth and had threatened to undermine the industry’s efforts to work closely with Defra.

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Source: FarmersGuardian


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