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Bluetongue Temporary Control Zone advice to farmers

Following confirmation of a case of the bluetongue virus new emerging strain (BTV-3) in a single cow on a farm near Canterbury, Kent, a temporary control zone (TCZ) has been instigated. The 10km TCZ has been put in place surrounding

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BTV-3 update 15/11

Defra is working on developing policies for the movement of animals within the temporary control zone (TCZ) and we will update those affected regularly with advice as appropriate. Licensed animal movements within TCZ Until there is a better assessment of

Cattle in the Lake District
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AHDB comment on bluetongue single case in the UK

Dr Mandy Nevel, AHDB Head of Animal Health and Welfare, said: “The announcement of a case of BTV-3 in the UK is obviously concerning for UK sheep and cattle producers. As BVT-3 is a viral disease transmitted by biting midges,

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New welfare strategy launched by the UK sheep industry

Farmers, vets, organisations and industry professionals from across the whole sheep industry  have joined forces, through Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W), to launch the new UK Sheep Welfare Strategy for 2023-2028. The strategy, which is the first of its kind