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Bluetongue found in Northern Ireland

Post-import checks carried out on a heifer imported from France to Northern Ireland have revealed the animal had bluetongue.

The chief vet for Northern Ireland Robert Huey has urged farmers to remain vigilant for the disease, but says the detection of bluetongue is an example of the robust surveillance procedures that are in place in the province.

He warned farmers: ‘Anyone who imports from bluetongue-affected countries or zones, risks the possibility that if the imported …

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