Identification of new United States bluetongue
, never before found in the UK, has been discovered in a cow on a petting zoo near Ipswich in Suffolk popular with families on holiday.
The Office of International Epizootics in Paris, France, classifies bluetongue
as "List A," meaning it's a disease that spreads rapidly and crosses international borders.
The UK and Welsh Government will continue to press the EU to amend legislation to allow farmers to use vaccination when bluetongue
zones are not in place.
FUW president Gareth Vaughan said: "I understand the last confirmed case of bluetongue
in GB was in 2008 and the results of surveillance carried out in November 2010 show there is no evidence of bluetongue
virus circulation in GB.
is a disease of ruminant livestock that affects mucous membranes in the oral cavity, digestive tract and hooves.
has been found in six imported cattle on a farm in Worcestershire, Defra confirmed yesterday.
So far this year France has reported 4,543 cases of bluetongue
, including cases in Calais just over the English Channel.
The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed New Jersey s first cases of bluetongue
virus in two deer.
com/research/9gbvbr/successes_and_fail) has announced the addition of the "Successes and Failures Case Study: Bluetongue
Lager" company profile to their offering.
MEPs backed EC proposals which would allow member states to carry on vaccinating against bluetongue
even if they are outside the restricted zones.
THE UK is a step closer to being declared officially free from Bluetongue
, following a rule change approved by the European Parliament.