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Schmallenburg Update

There are now 239 UK farms reporting SBV: 25 in cattle and 214 in sheep – this is an increase of only one farm since the last update. These all continue to be within the recognised risk counties in England.

As expected there has been a decline in the numbers of reporting farms in the last week. This is in line with all EU Member States where the sheep reports have declined as lambing in “at risk” sheep, (those at a critical time of gestation when infection can impact on the foetus), draws to an end and in line with Defra’s own predictions considering UK farming practices and estimated time of infection occurring in the UK. We continue to expect to see cases in cattle into early summer
 


Please contact your local AHVLA Laboratory (England and Wales) or SAC Disease Surveillance Centre (Scotland) if you need further guidance:
http://www.defra.gov.uk/vla/vla/vla_contacts.htm#laboratories.
http://www.sac.ac.uk/consulting/services/s-z/veterinary/contact/dsc/


 

NSA would urge all producers where a suspicious case arises, to take advantage of the FREE and CONFIDENTIAL reporting service offered by AHVLA. Information on the current disease situation in Great Britain is published on the AHVLA website at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla/news

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