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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Researchers discovered that Bluetongue virus can hijack the cellular machinery of its host
Researchers at INRA, ANSES, and ENVA have discovered that bluetongue virus can enhance its replication by exploiting one of its host's cellular pathways. ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
OIE: Bluetongue Outbreak on Samos
GREECE - Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Directorate General of Veterinary Services , Ministry of Rural Development and Food has reported a Bluetongue outbreak on the island of Samos....
Friday, February 03, 2012
Bluetongue Antibodies Detected in Imports from Germany
RUSSIA - Specialists at the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration examined cattle shipments delivered to Krasnoyarsk Krai....
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
OIE: Bluetongue Reported In Russia
RUSSIA - An outbreak of bluetongue has been reported to the OIE by Dr Nicolay Vlasov, CVO, Veterinary services, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Moscow, Russia....
Friday, December 18, 2009
Voluntary Bluetongue Vaccination in 2010
SCOTLAND, UK - Vaccination against livestock disease Bluetongue will be voluntary in Scotland next year. ...
Monday, October 12, 2009
Govt Funds Bluetongue Vaccine Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers are being encouraged to make the most of Scottish Government-funded bluetongue vaccine stocks before their expiration date on 6 November....
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Progress Being Made on Bluetongue Exit Strategy
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed a commitment from Scotland’s Chief Vet to sit down with stakeholders this autumn to discuss Scotland’s current compulsory vaccination programme against the devastating livestock disease, bluetongue. ...
Thursday, July 30, 2009
No Bluetongue in the Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - The results of the tests conducted on a young bull on a farm in Aalten (Gelderland)in the Netherlands for Bluetongue have proved negative....
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Farmers Urged to Remain Vigilant on Bluetongue
UK - Farmers are once again being urged to vaccinate their livestock against the threat of bluetongue. ...
Friday, July 24, 2009
EU Commission Approves Extra Funds
EU - The European Commission decided today to provide additional financial support to the Bluetongue vaccination programmes of various Member States. ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Bluetongue Vaccine Price Cuts Cost Thousands
UK - Vet practices which were forced to sell bluetongue vaccines at a loss following Defra’s decision to cut the price of vaccine have lost thousands of pounds as a result....
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Hot Summer Forecast Brings Bluetongue Warning
UK - With weather forecasters predicting a hot summer, livestock producers are being urged to vaccinate against the threat of bluetongue....
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Vaccinations will Encourage Buyers
UK - Store cattle breeders selling at North of England auction markets can widen the range of competition for their stock, and hopefully earn more money, if they inject them, pre-sale, against bluetongue virus eight (BTV8)....
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Defra Forced to Cut Cost of Vaccines
UK - Defra has today announced that its remaining Bluetongue vaccine stocks will be discounted by 50 per cent, effective from Thursday 7 May. ...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Scottish Farmers Urged to Check Vaccination Status
UK - NFU Scotland is urging all Scottish livestock producers to maintain their vigilance against bringing the devastating livestock disease, bluetongue into the country. ...
Friday, April 24, 2009
UFU President Sets Out Bluetongue Facts
Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) President Graham Furey recently outlined the UFU's firm stance on the need to keep Northern Ireland Bluetongue free. ...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Fort Dodge Provides Vaccine in Jersey
GENERAL - Fort Dodge Animal Health has provided its Zulvac® 1 vaccine against Serotype 1 Bluetongue (BTV-1) in cattle and sheep to vets in Jersey under the terms of a Special Export Licence from the French Government....
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Mild Weather Warning for Livestock Producers
WALES, UK - Mild spring temperatures mean that the need to vaccinate livestock against bluetongue is now “critical”, said Wales’ chief veterinary officer....
Friday, April 17, 2009
Dutch Cows Breach Bluetongue Rules
NETHERLANDS - The two in-calf Dutch cows which had been left stranded at Stranraer after breaching European bluetongue rules, are to be sent back to the Netherlands ‘as a matter of urgency’....
Friday, April 03, 2009
European Danger: Global Warming and Bluetongue
EU - Global warming could have chilling consequences for European livestock, warned Professor Peter Mertens from the Institute for Animal Health, at this week's meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Harrogate. ...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
French Attempt to Stamp out Bluetongue
FRANCE - With more than 32,000 cases of bluetongue in France last year and the arrival of BTV1, French farmers and vets are well versed in bluetongue vaccination....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
IFA Calls for Immediate Import Suspension
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Aassociation (IFA) Deputy President Derek Deane said Ireland is now facing into yet another high-risk period for Bluetongue transmission since the identification of the virus in Northern Europe for the first time in August...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Welsh Vaccines in Jeopardy
WALES, UK - Bluetongue vaccine doses worth an estimated £3m may have to be written off in Wales if farmers fail to jab their animals this spring....
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Catastrophe Awaits in Absence of Jabs
UK - Cattle farmers shouldn't assume bluetongue is only a threat to the sheep sector....
Friday, March 13, 2009
QMS Answers Vaccination Questions
UK - As the industry works towards the April 30 deadline for compulsory Bluetongue vaccination in Scotland QMS answers your latest questions....
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Scotland Maintains Vigilance
UK - National Farmers Union Scotland has welcomed confirmation that Scottish farmers are shunning imports of cattle and sheep from Europe in a bid to keep Scotland free of the devastating disease, bluetongue....
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
More Warnings Over Bluetongue
UK - Farmers are in a race against time to protect East Yorkshire from a worrying livestock disease....
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The Emerging EU Disease Threat
UK - The UK is threatened by a large number of emerging livestock diseases and controlling them will take a co-ordinated European and international approach....
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