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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
Brussels hoping for new bluetongue vaccine next year
BRUSSELS — The EU Commission hopes for a vaccine next year to protect farms against the bluetongue strain moving northwards through Europe, and is planning rule changes to help, a spokesman said Monday. ...
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...
Friday, September 21, 2007
New outbreaks of Bluetongue sheep virus in France, restricted zone widened
PARIS - The Bluetongue virus, which primarily affects sheep, is spreading across France with a total of 36 recorded cases, and the area in which the movement of live ruminants is restricted has been extended to cover 17 regional departments, announced...
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
N.D. Livestock Producers Warned of Bluetongue
US - North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock specialists are warning producers to protect their sheep and cattle against bluetongue, a viral, insect-transmitted disease. ...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Revised Bluetongue Control Strategy Published
UK - Defra has today published a revised Bluetongue Disease Control Strategy for the UK. ...
Friday, August 17, 2007
Northern Europe Sees Big Rise In Bluetongue
BELGIUM - France and the Netherlands have confirmed there has been a big increase in the number of bluetongue disease cases, as a result of warmer weather....
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. ...
Monday, November 13, 2006
Bluetongue: Restriction zone extended; New outbreaks in Sardinia and Portugal
EU - A Commission Decision to extend the bluetongue restriction zone in Germany, due to further outbreaks of the disease, was backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health yesterday. ...
Monday, October 23, 2006
Bluetongue in Northern Europe : OIE Reference Laboratory makes a breakthrough in identifying the vector causing the disease
EU - The OIE Reference Laboratory in Teramo , Italy established that an insect adapted to European climate acted as the vector responsible for the recent bluetongue outbreaks in Northern Europe . ...
Monday, October 16, 2006
Bluetongue outbreak prompts new measures
EU - The European Commission has extended the bluetongue restriction zone in Europe, because of further cases of the virus. ...
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