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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....
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....
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
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. ...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
New Virus 'Could Shut Down Our Livestock Industry'
UK - Bluetongue disease would have a far greater impact on the country than foot and mouth -- effectively shutting down the country's livestock industry - Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan said yesterday....
Farmers Horrified By Third Case Of Bluetongue In Norfolk
UK - The danger that the midge-born disease bluetongue will take hold in Britain appeared to increase last night after vets confirmed that a third animal had been diagnosed with the disease. ...
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Second Case Of Bluetongue Found In Suffolk
SUFFOLK - A second cow has tested positive for bluetongue at the rare breeds farm where the UK's first case of the disease was discovered, raising the nightmare for farmers of the infection spreading across Britain....
Monday, September 24, 2007
The Rise Of Bluetongue Disease
UK - Bluetongue is a mysterious disease, with no suitable vaccine, but there are still reasons for optimism for British farmers, despite the case at a Suffolk farm. ...
Sunday, September 23, 2007
First UK Bluetongue case detected in Suffolk
UK - Defra have confirmed that laboratory tests have detected the presence of Bluetongue in one cow on a premises near Ipswich, Suffolk, dealing another blow to beleaguered cattle and sheep farmers, already suffering as a result of the foot and mouth...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Revised Bluetongue Control Strategy Published
UK - Defra has today published a revised Bluetongue Disease Control Strategy for the UK. ...
Monday, August 13, 2007
African Virus To Heap More Misery On British Farmers
UK - Farmers hoping the foot and mouth outbreak has been contained face a new threat from a virus that could kill millions of sheep....
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Millions Of Midges To Be Trapped
UK - Scientists are to collect millions of midges in the hope of stopping the spread of a virus which could wipe out herds of cattle. Outbreaks of the bluetongue virus, which can also kill flocks of sheep and other ruminants, have been recorded in Germany,...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Bluetongue Back To Wreak Havok In EU, But Will Britain Get A Taste?
UK - The German National Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue reported in June that bluetongue virus has re-emerged on a German cattle farm that was positive for the virus last year....
Monday, June 25, 2007
Development In Germany Heightens Concern That Bluetongue Virus May Come To UK
FARMING UK - The German National Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue has reported that bluetongue virus has re-emerged on a German cattle farm that was positive for the virus last year....
Friday, April 06, 2007
Bluetongue disease: potential spread from continental Europe to the UK
UK The possibility that bluetongue disease could come to the UK on the wind from neighbouring countries in continental Europe is the subject of a paper just published in the Veterinary Record "Will bluetongue come on the wind to the United Kingdom in...
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Industry Urged To Be Vigilant In Keeping Bluetongue Out
FARMING UK - The National Beef Association is pressing the cattle industry to make a special effort to stop Bluetongue Virus (BTV) entering the UK - especially through imported cattle. ...
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