Deformed Calf Steps Up Schmallenberg Surveillance26 April 2013
NORWAY – National monitoring for Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has been revised following the birth of a deformed calf.
Joint efforts will take place to assess deformed calves between the Food Safety Authority and the National Veterinary Institute. This, the authorities hope will allow a clearer picture to the extent of the spread to be attained.
The calf, belonging to a herd near Grimstad in the south eastern region of Aust-Agder was diagnosed as SBV affected last week.
Surveillance found that 17 per cent of 2400 herds in southern Norway were infected last year by doing milk sample analysis.
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