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Monday, November 05, 2007
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....
Friday, October 05, 2007
Whole Country May Be Bluetongue Zone
UK - The Government and livestock industry are discussing the possibility of turning the whole of England or Great Britain into one Bluetongue Protection Zone....
Extend Bluetongue Zone Plea
US - Five more cases of bluetongue disease were confirmed on farms in East Anglia yesterday bringing the total in the country's first outbreak to 24. ...
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Bluetongue crisis ravaged northern Europe
EU - When Germany confirmed its first case of bluetongue last year it proved to be the beginning of a massive animal health crisis on the Continent. ...
Kansas Begs For Caution, Not Fear Of Bluetongue
MANHATTAN -- Livestock producers in the United States should be cautious but not overly fearful of bluetongue virus, according to a veterinary laboratory director at Kansas State University. ...
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
'Trapped' Sheep Could Face Cull
UK - Tens of thousands of sheep from a breed only produced in Kent and East Sussex could be culled because of restrictions on moving them. Farmers said 100,000 Romney sheep were trapped on the marsh because it falls on the wrong side of the bluetongue...
Monday, October 01, 2007
Consequences Of Bluetongue Would Be Serious
UK - With a fifth case of Bluetongue confirmed in the East of England, the Ulster Farmers’ Union has urged local farmers to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of the disease and be vigilant. ...
Saturday, September 29, 2007
France 'fighting bluetongue outbreak'
FRANCE - France is fighting an outbreak of the livestock virus bluetongue disease, and there have been 2,246 cases, the French Agriculture Ministry said....
Bluetongue outbreak spreads into Portugal
PORTUGAL - More than 40 farms in southern Portugal are believed to have been infected by bluetongue disease, eight days after the first case was reported, authorities said....
Bluetongue 'no immediate threat' to Scottish Farmers
SCOTLAND - Scottish farms face no immediate danger from the bluetongue virus, according to the country's chief vet. ...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Farmers Braced For Bluetongue To Escalate Into An Outbreak
UK - Farmers’ leaders are convinced that Britain is facing a full-blown outbreak of the bluetongue virus. ...
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