First Delivery of Merial Bluetongue Vaccine

UK - Merial Animal Health is pleased to announce the first delivery of its bluetongue vaccine, BTVPUR™ AlSap, in the UK.
calendar icon 5 August 2008
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The shipment of just over 2 million doses is the first of several batches scheduled over the summer months and forms part of Merial’s commitment to Defra to supply 13 million doses for England and Wales.

Despite bluetongue disease not yet re-emerging in the UK this year, Merial strongly encourages farmers to protect their livestock from this potentially debilitating disease. Said Head of Production Animal Business, Graham Davenport: “Our experience in continental Europe over the past four years has shown just how imperative vaccination is for vets and farmers in controlling this disease in the field. Recent outbreaks in France are a reminder that there is no room for complacency.

Over the past few weeks we have been working closely with the members of JAB (Joint Action against Bluetongue) and strongly advocate that farmers should act on their advice: Don’t hesitate, vaccinate.”

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