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Schmallenberg virus
SBV in Wales
  1. Jackie Willmington1,
  2. Gavin Watkins2⇓,
  3. Kate Hovers2,
  4. Ifan Lloyd4 and
  5. Les Eckford3
  1. 1AHVLA – Aberystwyth, Y Buarth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1ND
  2. 2AHVLA – Carmarthen, Jobs Well Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen SA31 3EZ
  3. 3Welsh Government, Hill House, Picton Terrace, Carmarthen SA31 3BS
  4. 4St James Veterinary Group, Whitegates, 105 Mayals Road, Swansea SA3 5DH
  1. e-mail: gavin.watkins{at}ahvla.gsi.gov.uk

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WE would like to inform colleagues of some recent information about Schmallenberg virus (SBV) obtained from veterinarians in south Wales. Questionnaires on vets'experience of disease attributed to SBV were completed by veterinarians from 23 practices at a meeting on this subject, hosted by the AHVLA, the Welsh Government and the BVA, at the AHVLA Surveillance Centre in Carmarthen on February 7, 2013.Respondents represented most of the farm practices in mid- and south Wales.

Twenty-one respondents had seen deformities in lambs, which they …

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