Spanish Farmers Responsible for Bluetongue Vaccinations

SPAIN – A regional vaccination programme to quell the spread of Bluetongue virus has placed the onus firmly on farmers to vaccinate their livestock.
calendar icon 28 May 2015
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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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