Bluetongue

NFU Scotland urges farmers to ‘follow guidance’ on bluetongue prevention

NFU Scotland urges farmers to ‘follow guidance’ on bluetongue prevention

The National Farmers’ Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland) has joined with other agriculture organisations to urge farmers to “think carefully”...

May 15, 2019

Bluetongue is the last problem we need

Bluetongue is the last problem we need

Recently saw the alarm bells ringing in Northern Ireland in the wake of a heifer imported from France testing positive...

December 31, 2018

Bluetongue virus detected in third consignment of imported cattle

Bluetongue virus detected in third consignment of imported cattle

The UK’s chief veterinary officer has urged farmers to increase their vigilance for Bluetongue virus after the disease was picked...

December 7, 2018

‘Multi-million pound cost in NI if bluetongue gets foothold’

‘Multi-million pound cost in NI if bluetongue gets foothold’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has warned that a bluetongue outbreak in Northern Ireland could cost the livestock sector over...

December 7, 2018

Bluetongue detected in cow imported from France

Bluetongue detected in cow imported from France

Farmers have been urged to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in Northern Ireland in a heifer imported from France....

December 6, 2018

Bluetongue detected and dealt with in 4 imported sheep

Bluetongue detected and dealt with in 4 imported sheep

The UK’s chief veterinary officer has urged sheep farmers to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus after the disease was picked up...

October 12, 2018

UK bluetongue discovey: NI farmers ‘must stay vigilant’

UK bluetongue discovey: NI farmers ‘must stay vigilant’

Farmers in Northern Ireland must remain vigilant for signs of the Bluetongue virus after it was detected in two cattle...

September 24, 2018

Bluetongue identified in 2 imported cattle

Bluetongue identified in 2 imported cattle

Farmers are being urged to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus following the discovery of the disease in two cattle imported...

September 24, 2018

French-imported cattle test positive for bluetongue in Britain

French-imported cattle test positive for bluetongue in Britain

Farmers have been urged to be vigilant after cases of bluetongue have been detected in Britain. Several cattle imported from...

October 25, 2017

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

A five-year, mass vaccination programme is needed to eradicate Bluetongue in Europe, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....

March 10, 2017

Over 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

Over 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

There was a further 109 new outbreaks of the Bluetongue disease reported in France during the month of November, figures from...

December 5, 2016

Bluetongue levels rise in France, risk level of reaching the UK downgraded

Bluetongue levels rise in France, risk level of reaching the UK downgraded

To date there has been 283 new outbreaks of Bluetongue disease reported in France during the month of November, figures...

November 23, 2016

Over 140 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

Over 140 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

In the second half of October there has been 143 new outbreaks of Bluetongue disease in France reported to the World...

October 30, 2016

Close to 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

Close to 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

There has been a total of 98 new outbreaks of the Bluetongue disease reported in France in recent weeks, according...

October 15, 2016

68 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in France

68 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in France

There have been 68 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in France in the last two weeks of September, a recent report...

September 29, 2016

Recent increase in Bluetongue outbreaks in France

Recent increase in Bluetongue outbreaks in France

Some 20 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in cattle have been reported in France since August 16, bringing the total number of cases...

September 15, 2016

Risk of Bluetongue spreading to the UK highest in September

Risk of Bluetongue spreading to the UK highest in September

The risk of Bluetongue spreading to the UK is highest this month, September, and at the moment the Department of...

September 6, 2016

Outbreaks of bluetongue continue to slow in France

Outbreaks of bluetongue continue to slow in France

While Bluetongue outbreaks have slowed in France, they are still continuing with the latest case in the south of the...

August 19, 2016