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  • Re: Blue Tongue and the Royal Show

    Has ANYONE asked the question (or got the answer) - Why Cornwall and not Warwickshire, would it have mattered which ???
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by ring voice on Mon, Jun 30 2008
  • Re: Bluetongue vaccine cost

    Vaccination plan has just been added to DEFRA's site
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Isabel Davies on Thu, Apr 3 2008
  • Re: Bluetongue vaccine cost

    Intervet bluetongue vaccine gets licence 02/04/2008 10:00:00 FWi Veterinary medicine supplier Intervet announced yesterday (Tuesday 1st April) that its bluetongue vaccine, Bovilis BTV8, has been granted a licence by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). The licence, which is the first for a bluetongue...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Isabel Davies on Wed, Apr 2 2008
  • Re: Bluetongue vaccine cost

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today confirmed changes to the Bluetongue Protection Zone, following confirmation of disease on premises within the current zone. In accordance with the UK Bluetongue Control Strategy and EU legislation, one case in New Forest District requires...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Isabel Davies on Fri, Mar 28 2008
  • Re: Bluetongue vaccine cost

    Stockslave and Bull Power have it spot on - the reality is bluetongue will kill some animals and seriously affect performance in a lot more. In the case of sheep the losses seen in Northern Europe have been catastrophic, with huge numbers of sheep dying. With a choice of paying for vaccination or taking...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by top tup on Thu, Mar 6 2008
  • Imported bluetongue case in Scotland

    BLUETONGUE VIRUS DETECTED IN HERD IMPORTED TO SCOTLAND Scotland’s first case of bluetongue virus has been found today in a herd of cattle imported from Germany. One of 35 cattle imported from a farm in Bremen has tested positive for the virus following routine post import testing undertaken by the Animal...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Isabel Davies on Fri, Dec 28 2007
  • Blue Tongue DEFRA spin

    We have all got to wake up to the spin . DEFRA have now re named the BT zones. Control has been replaced by Protection. The protection becomes surviellance. Control infers a managed approach to eradication through blanket cover vaccination, Protection is not such a specific term . Benn talks of a vaccine...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by romneymarsh on Sat, Nov 3 2007
  • Re: Bluetongue Diary Update Friday 26th

    [quote user="Jacobus"] According to the June 2007 agricultural census there were 5.6m cattle (2.5% down on 2006) and 15.2 m sheep (down 3.1%) in ENGLAND. I guess DEFRA are assuming figures will have fallen again by next summer. The Scots and the Welsh will presumably be making their own arrangements...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by KPA on Fri, Nov 2 2007
  • Re: foot and mouth

    Donnaduke, DEFRA are carrying out testing in an area surrounding the surveillance zone, however it is difficult to comment when we do not know where the case in question is. Is the police activity definitely around a farm? Another possibility is that of bluetongue, but again police involvement is not...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by emily on Wed, Oct 24 2007

    Good luck to you all down in Kent, I was born there and feel close to you all. I now live in Derbyshire and feel its only a matter of time before we get it here. We really do need to get this on the telly more. People havent a clue as we didnt until a few weeks ago. How can all this be happening just...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by bopeep on Fri, Oct 19 2007
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