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Vaccination against bluetongue: new rules in the pipeline

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NEW rules that could allow the UK to obtain official bluetongue-free status while continuing to vaccinate against the disease came a step closer last week, following a vote in the European Parliament.

The parliament supported proposals from the European Commission that would allow member states to vaccinate against bluetongue even if they were not within a restriction zone. This would allow the UK to move from its current status as a low-risk zone for bluetongue and qualify for disease-free status, while …

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