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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Intervet Has Developed Bluetongue Vaccine
THE NETHERLANDS – Animal health company Intervet International bv, part of Schering-Plough Corporation, has developed a vaccine against Bluetongue serotype 8, for sheep and cattle. The vaccine has been taken into production now. Intervet is aiming to...
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Bluetongue Explosion Forecast For 2008
UK - Experts have predicted an explosion in the number of bluetongue cases in 2008, with potentially dire consequences for livestock farmers....
Friday, January 04, 2008
EU Cattle Virus Rules Questioned
UK - Bluetongue disease is the plague that every farmer in Scotland hopes will be contained south of the Border. Towards the end of last week Richard Lochhead, the cabinet secretary for rural affairs, made his position quite clear. ...
Monday, December 31, 2007
Scotland Questions Bluetongue Controls
SCOTLAND - Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has today called for an urgent review of export controls on bluetongue susceptible animals to prevent the virus spreading....
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Bluetongue Vaccine Strategy Critical
UK - NFU Scotland has stressed the importance of Defra developing a coherent bluetongue vaccination strategy over the Winter, ahead of the disease’s likely re-emergence next year and the production of the first vaccine to fight it. ...
Monday, December 17, 2007
Imported Animal Carried Bluetongue
UK - Defra today announced that Bluetongue virus has been detected in an imported cow on a premises near Middlesbrough which is outside the existing Bluetongue Protection and Surveillance Zones. animal was later culled. ...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Bluetongue Spreads in France
Five new outbreaks of bluetongue disease have been reported in France....
Friday, November 16, 2007
EU Set To Battle Bluetongue Virus Well Into 2008
EU - Bluetongue, the viral disease that has ravaged northern Europe's cattle and sheep this year, looks set to persist well into 2008 when the only realistic weapon left to fight it will be a vaccine, farming sources say....
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Tender Issued for BT Vaccine Bank
UK - A tender for a Bluetongue vaccine bank is to be issued by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. ...
Monday, November 05, 2007
Farmers' Buetongue Mission to France
UK - Three leading East Anglian livestock farmers will visit France on Monday to find out about the impact of bluetongue across the Channel. ...
SBCA Rejects Bluetongue Protection Zone Widening Proposal
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Beef Cattle Association has taken issue with its English-based counterpart the National Beef Association who have called for Scotland to be included in a GB-wide bluetongue protection zone. ...
Friday, November 02, 2007
Paice slams Defra over Bluetongue vaccine announcement
UK - The Conservatives have accused Defra of ‘rushing out’ the announcement on tendering for a Bluetongue vaccine in response to pressure from MPs and the industry. ...
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Bluetongue Control Zones Merged As Case Found In Peterborough
UK - DEFRA has merged the Bluetongue Control Zone in Peterborough with the Control Zone covering East Anglia, Kent and East Sussex to create a single zone in the east of England....
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
New Case Of Bluetongue Confirmed
UK - New animal movement restrictions are being introduced in Cambridgeshire after a second case of bluetongue disease was confirmed in the county. ...
Monday, October 29, 2007
Bluetongue Reaches Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - The Swiss veterinary authorities have registered the first case of bluetongue disease in the country, after cows were infected near Basel....
Defra 'Puts UK Last' For Bluetongue Vaccine
UK - Angry farmers are warning that Britain will be at the back of the queue for a new vaccine that protects livestock from the deadly bluetongue virus. ...
Friday, October 26, 2007
Bluetongue: Vaccination Not Prevarication
UK - With the announcement of the 50th confirmed case of Bluetongue in the UK, the CLA is repeating calls for the rapid development of vaccine against the disease, reports Farming UK. ...
Industry Bluetongue Views Vary Hugely
UK - Should the whole of England be turned into a single bluetongue zone? That was the question dividing the livestock industry following last week’s confirmation of the disease in Peterborough which led to a dramatic extension of the Bluetongue Protection...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
A National Anti BTV Vaccination Is Imperative
UK - All four UK governments, and the EU Commission, must quickly commit themselves to the widest possible anti-Bluetongue vaccination programme before the BTV8 strain spreads further and does even more economic and animal welfare damage....
Monday, October 22, 2007
Vaccinations May be Best Hope
UK - Vaccinations against bluetongue look like being the most effective measure against the disease, a government expert has said....
Bluetongue Warning
UK - Confirmed cases of Bluetongue in two new English Counties in recent days highlights the need for vigilance in the local industry, the Ulster Farmers’ Union said today. ...
Friday, October 19, 2007
Recent Developments In Europe
EU - EFSA has carried out a large body of work on Bluetongue in the course of 2007, publishing an epidemiological analysis report and two scientific opinions on the disease. ...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Bluetongue Zone Gets Bigger: FMD Restrictions Eased
UK - Hours after the Government freed much of Great Britain from foot-and-mouth movement restrictions yesterday, the Bluetongue Protection Zone gobbled up another huge part of England....
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Download A Licence To Slaughter
UK - Defra has issued a licence permitting the movement of ruminating animals out of a Bluetongue Protection Zone or Control Zone to slaughter....
BT Control Map Lines Must Not Do More Harm Than Good
UK - Governments must continue to be careful that map lines designed to slow down the spread of Bluetongue (BT) do not wreak more economic damage on the livestock industry than the disease itself....
Friday, October 12, 2007
Cost Of The Bluetongue Trap
UK - With thousands of slaughter cattle ‘trapped’ east of the Bluetonque demarcation line, supplies to supermarkets could be affected and store cattle sales could be hit by the absence of some of the biggest buyers in the country...
Thursday, October 11, 2007
UK Control Zone Creeps Outwards
UK - Defra today announced that the existing Bluetongue Control and Protection Zones are being extended following confirmation of further cases of Bluetongue in Essex....
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Bluetongue in Corsica: SPOT Reveals Midges Habitat
EU- Until 1998, bluetongue was seen as an exotic disease in Europe. However, it is now firmly established around the Mediterranean and has also recently (since 2006) been affecting northern Europe. Anzeige....
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