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Schmallenberg virus
Schmallenberg virus spreads to Scotland

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SCHMALLENBERG virus (SBV) has now spread from England and Wales to Scotland.

Two cases of the infection have been confirmed in Scottish flocks in the past two weeks, according to a national surveillance service.

SAC Consulting Veterinary Services (SAC C VS) said these are the first cases confirmed this winter and follow increased numbers of affected lambs reported in England and Wales (see box).

The two affected flocks were close to Scotland's border with England.

It is difficult to predict how widespread infections will be but, despite …

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