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More Warnings Over Bluetongue

10 March 2009

UK - Farmers are in a race against time to protect East Yorkshire from a worrying livestock disease.

Livestock producers are being urged to vaccinate every animal against bluetongue disease in the run-up to the grazing season.

Tens of thousands of cattle and sheep will soon be moved out to pastures around the area, including Beverley Westwood.

And the onset of warmer weather increases the risk of infection as the midges that carry the disease become more active.

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Source: FarmingUK


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