VIDEO: Frustration at Schmallenberg delays

Further suspected cases of the Schmallenberg virus are being reported amid growing frustration among livestock producers at the time it is taking to get outbreaks confirmed.


Officially government vets have confirmed 11 cases of the virus, blamed for stillbirths and deformed lambs in sheep flocks across south east England.


But that figure has not been updated since 31 January.


Farmers Weekly has since spoken to a further three sheep producers whose flocks have been suffering with the typical signs of the virus.


Johann Tasker reports from the AHVLA in Suffolk and asks why test results are taking so long.






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