bluetongue


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bluetongue

(blo͞o′tŭng′)
n.
A viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting insects and is characterized by fever, the formation of oral lesions, and swelling and cyanosis of the lips and tongue.
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Lastly, farmers are asked to consider pre-vaccinating their flock or herd against the relevant strains of bluetongue before introducing new animals to their holding.
The nation's three chief veterinary officers said: "Bluetongue does not pose a threat to human health or food safety, but the disease can have a serious impact on farming productivity by causing infertility in sheep, and reduced milk yields in dairy cattle.
Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop said: "Following the identification of bluetongue virus in imported cattle I'd like to remind Welsh farmers to be vigilant for signs of the disease.
Bluetongue is a viral infection of both domestic and wild ruminants transmitted by Culicoides spp.
The epidemiology of bluetongue. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis.
Two million additional doses of the Bluetongue serotype 8 (BTV- 8) vaccine have been delivered.
Britain's first case of bluetongue was found on a farm in Ipswich in September.
All imports of susceptible animals from restricted areas in EU member states affected by Bluetongue are currently banned.
Bluetongue disease was discovered in South Africa, but has spread to several other countries.
Farmers across Wales were urged to remain vigilant last night as Prime Minister Gordon Brown revealed 11 cases of bluetongue disease in England.
FARMERS affected by the bluetongue outbreak will receive help - financial or otherwise - from the Government, Gordon Brown indicated yesterday.
A THIRD cow yesterday tested positive for bluetongue in the UK.