Industry called to support farmer campaign to help ‘ACT’ on BTV-3

Advice for farmers to ‘ACT’ on BTV-3 May 2024

Industry called to support farmer campaign to help ‘ACT’ on BTV-3

As iterated in a press release earlier in May, Ruminant Health & Welfare and AHDB have worked with experts across the four nations, including scientists, research and veterinary professionals to ensure correct midge control information is available for farmers in the plight against the BTV-3 strain of bluetongue.

They are advising farmers to ‘act’ on BTV-3 by being aware of how bluetongue is transmitted as a vector-borne disease, while providing caution against misinformation, and promoting evidence-based tactics on-farm.

  1. Awareness of how BTV-3 is transmitted as a vector-borne disease
  2. Caution against any misinformation, but instead view the latest facts
  3. Tactics on-farm to help with midge control must be evidence-based

In order to help factual information relating to midge control and BTV-3 infection spread, Ruminant Health and Welfare are calling for all stakeholders as well as the wider ruminant industry to share the ‘ACT on BTV-3’ campaign to promote verified information.

Therefore, the following information has been made available and can be shared and used across websites, social media including Whatsapp, e-newsletters or emails to help reach as many farmers as possible.

ACT on BTV-3 information and shareable assets

Find links to view or download the ‘ACT on BTV-3 ‘ assets below:

In the UK, bluetongue, including BTV-3, is a notifiable disease, so anyone suspecting the disease must take action and report it to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Further information about how to ACT on BTV-3 and the latest updates please visit Bluetongue Virus – Ruminant Health & Welfare (