Latest Bluetongue Stories

2011-08-01 19:44:19

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have taken a step towards producing better vaccines against Bluetongue "“ an important disease of livestock - after successfully assembling the virus outside a cell. This research, published today (1 August 2011) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could provide scientists with the tools to develop vaccines with useful new properties. Professor Polly Roy of London School...

2008-11-06 03:00:20

Worldwide license agreement expands the Company's veterinary assay portfolio and aims to contain future outbreaks of the devastating viral disease Venlo, The Netherlands - November 6, 2008 - QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) has announced today that it has entered into a worldwide exclusive partnership with the Institute for Animal Health (IAH), a leading research and diagnostics institution for infectious diseases of farm animals. Pursuant to the...

2008-08-22 18:00:26

THE COUNTRY Land and Business Association (CLA) has welcomed the news that the bluetongue protection zone will be expanded next month. Following this week's announcement by Defra, Angus Collingwood- Cameron, CLA North East director, said: "We welcome the fact that Defra has provided a minimum of 11 days' notice before extending the PZ into Northumberland. While BTV has the potential to cause economic devastation to the UK livestock industry, so Northumberland livestock producers could also...

2008-08-05 18:00:00

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. President of NFU Cymru, Dai Davies said livestock traditionally moved from west to east during the peak time for pedigree cattle and lamb trading and he hoped that the September sales would be "viable". He pointed out that the problems posed by bluetongue, a disease spread by midges, cut livestock entries by up to 40% at...

2008-07-16 00:00:19

Vaccinations against a virus that attacks cattle will be available for Derbyshire farmers from tomorrow. The bluetongue protection zone, which covers more than 50 per cent of England, has been extended to include the county from midnight as a precautionary measure, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced. Animals will only be able to be moved out of the protection zone if they are vaccinated, naturally immune or going for slaughter. Helen Woolley, East...

Latest Bluetongue Reference Libraries

2011-01-05 13:39:49

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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