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Possible Change in Bluetongue Policy

22 July 2008

WALES - Welsh assembly rural affairs minister, Elin Jones, indicated a possible change to the bluetongue vaccination policy in the principality when she visited the Royal Welsh Show on Monday.

According to Farmers Weekly Interactive, she said future policy would be dictated by vaccine delivery predictions from Intervet and Merial.

The next 1 million doses have been delayed until at least 17 August but if the other 5.5million doses on order could be delivered soon after she said she would abandon the planned piecemeal roll out.

Doing this in early September would help farmers through the hugely important autumn sales of breeding stock by making more customers available in England, Farmers Wekly said.

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