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Don't Hesitate – Vaccinate!

07 April 2008

UK - A new awareness campaign has been launched urging farmers to order enough vaccine to protect their cattle against the bluetongue virus come Spring.

The "Don't Hesitate - Vaccinate!" awareness campaign is spearheaded by the NFU and funded by the regional development agency, SEEDA, in the South East. This initiative is part of the Joint Campaign Against Bluetongue, and regional partners include the Small Shepherds' Club and the Institute for Animal Health.

NFU South East is to distribute 30,000 bluetongue awareness postcards and thousands of posters across the region to help get the voluntary vaccination programme underway.

The campaign will target livestock markets, agricultural feed merchants, veterinary practices, breed societies, agricultural show societies, farm attractions and community networks.

Bluetongue is devastating in its second season and causes deaths, stillbirths and reduces productivity in sheep and cattle. Offspring of infected animals can be born

Order a copy for yourself

If you wish to order postcards, A4 or A3 posters to display, email [email protected] stating the quantity you require of each and indicate if you need postcard dispensers. Please state 'BT postcards and posters' in the subject of your email. Or you can click on the poster above to download an A4 copy.

The postcard is A5 - it carries identical wording to the poster and is designed for two purposes - as a flier to be distributed on a countertop or for direct mailings. It can be direct mailed by the addition of an address label and a stamp or a postal frank.

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