SBV case diagnosed in Northern Ireland

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being asked to remain cautious following a confirmed case of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) in Co Down and Co Cork.

Ulster Famers’ Union (UFU) president Harry Sinclair said he was disappointed the virus had made its way north following a case in the Republic of Ireland last week. He said: “The real concern for farmers is the possible losses on farm due to an increase in foetal mortality. The UFU is appealing to all farmers to stay vigilant and report any suspected cases of the virus.

“The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has given reassurance that it will continue to monitor SBV closely and is in the process of arranging an urgent meeting with UFU and other industry stakeholders to discuss the next course of action regarding the virus.”

Related news:

>Scotland on SBV alert

>SBV found in Wales

>RVC confirms SBV is circulating in the UK


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