Latest Bluetongue disease Stories
THE COUNTRY Land and Business Association (CLA) has welcomed the news that the bluetongue protection zone will be expanded next month.
By Sally Williams SUFFICIENT amounts of bluetongue vaccine need to be made available across Wales in time for the September sales, a farmers' union warned last night.
Vaccinations against a virus that attacks cattle will be available for Derbyshire farmers from tomorrow.
By Dan Buglass TIME flies and another Royal Highland Show is almost upon us. Having missed only one show since the event was first staged at Ingliston in 1960, and that was because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001, I have witnessed many changes and all of them have been for the better.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Bluetongue, a viral infection, has been found in sheep in the southern Netherlands, and the Dutch agriculture ministry banned exports of live cows, goats and sheep.
Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...
Bluetongue disease is a viral disease that is non-contagious, non-zoonotic, and insect-borne. It is mainly found in sheep and less commonly in cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope. It is not transmissible to humans. The virus is pathogenic, part of the genus Orbivirus, and is a member of the Reoviridae family. With 24 serotypes the virus can cause serious disease in livestock. Due to its seriousness BTV has received extensive research for the last three decades and is...
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