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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to Bluetongue Disease. To read news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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....
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....
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
JAB Campaign Keeps Up Pace for 2009
UK - Take advantage and vaccinate your animals before turning them out to protect them from the threat of bluetongue. This is the message from the JAB campaign which aims to keep up the pressure on livestock farmers to vaccinate for the coming season....
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Remote Farms Gain Extension to Vaccination Deadline
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to extend the compulsory Bluetongue vaccination deadline for some of Scotland’s most remote livestock farmers....
Monday, February 23, 2009
Chief Vet to Hear Vaccine Worries
UK - Scotland's chief veterinary officer is to attend two public meetings with crofters following their concerns about compulsory bluetongue vaccines. ...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Cymru Fear Return to Circulation
WALES, UK - Livestock Board Chairman, Ed Rees, reminded farmers of the continued threat of bluetongue (serotype 8 – BTV8) to cattle and sheep at yesterdays NFU Cymru’s Livestock Board meeting. ...
Friday, February 06, 2009
France Gets Set for Bluetongue
FRANCE - The French Agriculture Ministry has reported that it has enough blue tongue vaccine stock to treat 2.5 million cattle and 2.3 million small ruminants....
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Import Threat from Belgium
UK - NFU Scotland is deeply concerned by reports that cattle from Belgium will shortly be arriving in the North of England. ...
Monday, February 02, 2009
Scottish Livestock Producers Unite to Protect Industry
UK - NFU Scotland is today praising Scottish livestock producers for their joint efforts to keep the country free of Bluetongue disease....
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Wales Launch Vaccination Strategy
UK - Farmers in Wales should get ready now to vaccinate their livestock against Bluetongue, the Welsh Assembly Government has said as it launches the Bluetongue vaccination strategy for 2009 ....
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Rapid Test Gets Licensing Agreement
UK - The Institute of Animal Health has entered into a worldwide exclusive partnership with QIAGEN N.V., which will bring their novel molecular assay design for bluetongue onto the market in 2009....
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Battle of Britain: Developments on Bluetongue
UK - As Defra mulls over the details of the EU’s latest plan to overhaul its bluetongue control strategy, Jack Davies looks at how the proposals could affect the UK....
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Defra Concerned Over Bluetongue Complacency
UK - The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), will continue to promote voluntary vaccination against Bluetongue serotype 8 (BTV 8), Jane Kennedy announced today....
Friday, December 05, 2008
Unions Reiterate Call for UK Import Ban
UK - The leaders of the NFU, NFU Cymru, NFU Scotland and the Ulster Farmers' Union today jointly reiterated the call for a suspension of live cattle and sheep imports from infected areas in Continental Europe because of the threat of bluetongue....
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