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Bluetongue Vaccine Cost Concerns

03 November 2008

SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish farmers have raised concerns over a compulsory vaccination programme for bluetongue disease.

The scheme, which has just come into force, has been funded in part by the Scottish Government for the first year.

However, farmers have hit out over the costs involved and also claimed they could potentially lose millions of pounds in export revenue.

Farmers north of the border said the disease could still hit them because the vaccine was voluntary in England.

The vaccination scheme means Scotland has changed from being a bluetongue-free zone to a protection zone.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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