Schmallenberg virus

Schmallenberg virus

A virus first identified in Schmallenberg, Germany, in 2011, which causes brain and limb malformations in cattle and lambs. It is thought to be a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus.
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In 2017, positive Schmallenberg virus test results eliminated some rams from the collection program.
A NEW DISEASE SPREADING FAST SCHMALLENBERG virus is named after the German town where it was first identified in 2011.
A VACCINE for Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) is unlikely to be ready in time to prevent its spread to Wales this year, scientists have warned.
The development of the Schmallenberg virus in ruminant populations may also weigh on the demand.
The row emerged after Moscow's veterinary surveillance agency suspended in January imports of live animals and genetic material from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France over fears about the newly-discovered Schmallenberg virus, which causes birth defects in sheep, goat and cattle.
A 17% rise in lamb prices and the deadly Schmallenberg virus are pushing the Easter dish off the menu.
The Russian authorities justify their ban, among other reasons, by the new Schmallenberg virus and Bluetongue situation.
The Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, on Thursday issued an ordinance to regulate the import of cattle, sheep and goats from countries with a record of the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) that leads to deaths and deformities of livestock before birth.
Producers were monitoring the Schmallenberg virus, but it was too early to tell what the impact would be, it said.
MAGGIE CRAIG Llandrindod Wells IT would seem inevitable that the Schmallenberg virus that causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock will soon be found in Wales.
The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency said tests on animals on four sheep farms in Norfolk, Suffolk and East Sussex had detected Schmallenberg virus.
There are also new emerging diseases such as the Schmallenberg virus, and the spread of previously exotic diseases like bluetongue, which has been successfully eradicated for the moment.