SPAIN – A regional vaccination programme to quell the spread of Bluetongue virus has placed the onus firmly on farmers to vaccinate their livestock.
Government funding will cover vaccination costs 100 per cent within the central/northern region of Castilla y Leon.
Farms have until the end of June to vaccinate, said a regional government spokesperson.
Local government has pledged €185,000 to support farmers affected by the disease, subsidise vaccines and regulate cattle movement restrictions within buffer zones.
Buffer zones of a 100 kilometre radius are drawn around positive cases. Vaccination is compulsory within these zones.
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