Livestock producers are growing increasingly concerned over the spread of schmallenberg in the UK, so Farmers Weekly held a live web to enable readers to put their questions to the experts.
The chat which ran online on Thursday 9 Feb enabled farmers to ask questions about the possible spread of the disease and what they might be able to do to tackle it.
The panel of experts included:
• Peter Harlech Jones, president elect at the British Veterinary Association (BVA)
• Ian Davies, head of AHVLA’s small ruminants experts group
• Kate Philips, ADAS livestock consultant
• A sheep farmer who was one of the first to have the disease confirmed in his sheep
Read the full transcript below: