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Schmallenberg disease in UK flocks
  1. Chris Lewis
  1. Sheep Veterinary Services, Fields Farm, Green Lane, Audlem CW3 0ES; e-mail:

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IT is of little surprise to read in the recent surveillance report from the APHA (VR, January 14, 2017, vol 180, p 40) that Schmallenberg disease has been confirmed in sheep in south-west England and that there have also been reports of deformed lambs being born to other early lambing flocks.

Schmallenberg virus belongs to the Bunyaviridae family, to which the closely related virus causing …

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