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Vigilance for bluetongue in NI
Farmers in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to increase their vigilance for signs of bluetongue in cattle and sheep, and to follow the guidelines in place to prevent the virus spreading.
The call – from chief veterinary officer Robert Huey and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) – reminds farmers of the risks associated with sourcing animals from areas of mainland Europe known to be affected with the virus, or those that are considered to be at risk.
Farmers have also been reminded that any imported animals found to be infected will be slaughtered, with no compensation and movement restrictions put in place around the farm.
Northern Ireland is officially bluetongue free and the risk status is currently low. Last year, as part of the DAERA’s routine postimport testing regimen, the disease was detected in …
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