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Surveillance
SBV in a dairy herd in Scotland
  1. Colin Mason1,
  2. Heather Stevenson1,
  3. Helen Carty1,
  4. Brian Hosie1,
  5. George Caldow1 and
  6. Gareth Boyes2
  1. 1SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services, St Mary's Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 1DX
  2. 2Ark Veterinary Centre, Glasgow Road, Lockerbie
  1. e-mail colin.mason{at}sac.co.uk

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WE would like to report serological evidence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection in a dairy herd in south-west Scotland in 2012.

The herd is managed as two separate groups: group P, consisting of 190 cows that had access to pasture grazing between May and September 2012; and group R, consisting of 60 cows that were housed throughout 2012 and were never at pasture. Both groups shared the same building from the end of September 2012, but were managed and milked separately.

As part of routine herd health surveillance, we tested bulk milk for antibodies against SBV on the two separate groups in December 2012. The sample from group P …

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