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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Bluetongue Disease Continues Spread in Sweden
SWEDEN - Authorities in western Sweden on Monday morning discovered the latest in a series of cases of animals infected with blue tongue disease at a farm in Halland....
Battle Plan to Beat Bluetongue
UK - The Scottish Government's strategy to stop bluetongue disease spreading north of the Border will become clear later today, after a meeting in Edinburgh of industry stakeholders. ...
Friday, September 12, 2008
Sweden Keeps Restrictions Unchanged After Second Bluetongue Case
STOCKHOLM - New finds of a livestock disease known as bluetongue do not give reason to extend current restrictions in south- western Sweden, Swedish authorities said Thursday. ...
Further Cattle Test Positive For Bluetongue
UK - Cattle in Somerset have tested positive for the bluetongue virus, Farmers Weekly interactive has learned. As with the recent four cases of bluetongue in the UK the virus has been found in animals imported from continental Europe. ...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Farmers Must Ensure Imported Animals are Bluetongue-Free
UK - The NFU has issued a stark warning to all livestock keepers to be extremely careful when sourcing cattle and sheep from parts of the European Community where bluetongue is known to be circulating. ...
Disbelief and Fury at Bluetongue Threat
UK - Yesterday saw a flurry of activity across the country as authorities desperately sought to reduce the risk of bluetongue disease flaring up in the UK. ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Bluetongue Detected in County Durham
UK - Defra today announced the detection of Bluetongue in 18 imported cattle on premises near Bishop Auckland, County Durham. ...
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
UK: Bluetongue: 'the Worst is Over' Thanks to Farmers
UK - A 90 per cent plus take up in vaccination against the bluetongue, virus which can prove fatal to livestock has spared the county’s sheep and cattle from infection....
Monday, September 08, 2008
WMC REPORT - Concerns Raised over Bluetongue Spread
SOUTH AFRICA - Increased outbreaks of bluetongue and the possibility that the disease could be spread by indigenous midge species is causing concern across Europe, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Cape Town,...
Sweden to Take Measures to Prevent Disease
SWEDEN - The Swedish National Board of Agriculture decided Monday to inject bacterins for a half million livestock after the first bluetongue case. ...
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Union Issues France 'No Go' Warning
UK - NFU Scotland is urging all livestock producers to avoid sourcing livestock in France or run the growing risk of bringing the disease, bluetongue into Scotland’s disease free area....
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Third Case Confirmed in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - The State Veterinary Administration (SVA) of the Czech Republic has confirmed a third case of bluetongue in a young bull in the region of Karlovy Vary, District of Cheb. ...
Protection Zone Spreads Across All of Wales
WALES, UK - A Bluetongue Protection Zone will cover the whole of Wales from 00.01 Monday, 1 September, the Welsh Assembly Government announced Friday, 29 August. Farmers are being urged to vaccinate their animals as soon as they can....
Vaccine May Not Make Britain Immune From Bluetongue
UK - Farmers must not assume vaccination will make Britain totally immune from bluetongue, Neil Parish MEP, Conservative chairman of the European Parliament's agriculture committee, said today after the first cases in the UK this year. ...
Friday, August 29, 2008
How Does Bluetongue Virus Survive Through the Winter?
EU - In 2006, Bluetongue virus – which infects livestock – reached Northern Europe for the first time. ...
Bluetongue Fears Over New UK, Denmark Cases
UK - New outbreaks of Bluetongue disease in cattle and sheep in Britain and Denmark in the past two days have led to increased vigilance here. ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Bluetongue Detected in East Sussex and Hertfordshire
UK - Defra today announced the detection of two cases of Bluetongue (BTV8) in imported rams, on premises near Lewes, East Sussex, and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Both animals originated from the same premises within the BTV8 Restricted Zone in Central...
NFUS Believes Bluetongue Explanation Needed
UK - NFU Scotland believes farmers deserve a fuller explanation of the decision-making process following the Defra announcement last week of its intention to roll out its bluetongue (BT) vaccination programme into Northumberland and Cumbria this September....
ICMSA Demands Cattle Import Halt
IRELAND - The ICMSA has called for a halt to cattle and sheep imports to minimise the risk of spreading Bluetongue disease (BT)....
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
France Confirms New Cases of BTV8
FRANCE - Due to a circulating virus in the areas of the Ardeche, Ardennes, Aube, Ille et Vilaine, Lot, Meuse, Upper Rhine, the Savoie, Yvelines and the Essonne, the French bluetongue control zone has been expanded. ...
Friday, August 22, 2008
Northumberland Warned of Bluetongue Change
UK - Northumberland County Council's Animal Health and Welfare Team today warned farmers of impending changes which will restrict their ability to move livestock, especially into Scotland....
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
England to be Bluetongue Protection Zone in September
UK - Defra has today confirmed that the Bluetongue Protection Zone will be extended into Northumberland and Cumbria shortly. However, this will not happen before 1 September unless the re-emergence of circulating disease requires it....
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Towards Understanding Bluetongue Outbreaks
GENERAL - A recent article published in Virology, reports the identification of a bluetongue virus strain that caused the northern European Bluetongue outbreak in 2006. ...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Dutch Urged to Vaccinate
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Agriculture Ministry urged farmers to vaccinate their goats, sheep and cattle against the bluetongue livestock disease after confirming five new cases in the north of the Netherlands on Friday....
Friday, August 15, 2008
Autumn BTV8 Explosion Could Spell Disaster
UK - An autumn explosion in BTV8 will make all unvaccinated stock vulnerable to infertility, abortion and stunted growth rates....
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wales to Become One Big Bluetongue Zone
UK - The whole of England and Wales could become a bluetongue protection zone within weeks following the Welsh Assembly Government’s decision to extend the zone to the whole of Wales instead of opting for a gradual roll-out, county by county....
Monday, August 11, 2008
Midge-Hunting Scientists Take on Bluetongue
UK - Scientists at the BBSRC-funded Institute for Animal Health (IAH) are stepping up the battle against the devastating and economically damaging bluetongue virus. ...
Bluetongue Return in France Cause for Concern
UK - A re-emergence of the Bluetongue Serotype 8 Virus in France has prompted the Ulster Farmers’ Union to urge the local farming industry to keep up its guard against the disease. ...
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