Bluetongue

Bluetongue outbreaks appear to have slowed down in France

Bluetongue outbreaks appear to have slowed down in France

Bluetongue outbreaks appear to have slowed down in France, with no recent updates of outbreaks of the disease from the...

July 13, 2016

Farmers told to avoid the risk of importing Bluetongue infected stock

Farmers told to avoid the risk of importing Bluetongue infected stock

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged by the Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen to remain vigilant and avoid the risk...

June 13, 2016

UK warns of increased risk of Bluetongue as temperatures rise

UK warns of increased risk of Bluetongue as temperatures rise

Livestock in the UK are facing an increased risk of a Bluetongue disease outbreak as temperatures continue to rise, according...

June 10, 2016

No increase in spread of Bluetongue to France’s north coast

No increase in spread of Bluetongue to France’s north coast

There has been no increase in the spread of Bluetongue to France’s northern coast ,according to the latest information from...

May 18, 2016

UK farmers urged to contact vets as Bluetongue outbreaks continue in France

UK farmers urged to contact vets as Bluetongue outbreaks continue in France

As yet more Bluetongue outbreaks are confirmed in France, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in the UK has urged farmers...

April 6, 2016

France confirms case of of BSE in 5-year-old cow

France confirms case of of BSE in 5-year-old cow

The French Ministry for Agriculture has confirmed that a five-year-old Salers cow has died of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the...

March 24, 2016

Investigation launched after suspected case of BSE in France

Investigation launched after suspected case of BSE in France

A suspected case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified in France, the French Ministry for Agriculture has confirmed. The...

March 23, 2016

Bluetongue shows no sign of abating in France

Bluetongue shows no sign of abating in France

Bluetongue outbreaks are continuing in France, six months on from when the first outbreak was reported. Last week, the World...

March 13, 2016

UK farmers facing an 80% chance of a bluetongue outbreak

UK farmers facing an 80% chance of a bluetongue outbreak

There is an 80% chance that UK farms will suffer a bluetongue outbreak before the end of the summer, a...

February 14, 2016

Increased cow cullings set to aid French beef production

Increased cow cullings set to aid French beef production

Increased cow culling in France this year is to help the country’s beef production to grow by over 1% this...

January 25, 2016

Farmers urged not to risk importing bluetongue

Farmers urged not to risk importing bluetongue

Farmers have been warned not to let their guard down in the fight against Bluetongue disease. Ulster Farmers Union (UFU)...

January 21, 2016

Bluetongue outbreaks are continuing in France

Bluetongue outbreaks are continuing in France

Bluetongue outbreaks are continuing in France, with a further three outbreaks over the Christmas period, the World Animal Health Organisation...

January 8, 2016

‘Farmers need to remain vigilant against threat of bluetongue’

‘Farmers need to remain vigilant against threat of bluetongue’

Farmers need to remain vigilant against the threat of bluetongue disease, the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) at the Department of...

December 23, 2015

Bluetongue spreads to two other EU countries

Bluetongue spreads to two other EU countries

There have been further outbreaks of Bluetongue in France and the disease has spread to Slovenia and Austria, according to...

November 25, 2015

88 confirmed cases of bluetongue in France, 2.2m vaccines available

88 confirmed cases of bluetongue in France, 2.2m vaccines available

There are now 88 cases of bluetongue in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed. Of the...

September 28, 2015

Bluetongue in France; 1.3m doses of vaccine made available

Bluetongue in France; 1.3m doses of vaccine made available

There has been an outbreak of bluetongue in a sheep and cattle herd in Allier, France, the department of agriculture in...

September 15, 2015