Over 800 cattle and sheep tested in Ireland for bluetongue
Amy Forde
The Department reminds susceptible livestock owners to remain vigilant for signs of bluetongue disease.
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
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27 November 2023 News
Four new cases of bluetongue confirmed in England
All four animals will be humanely culled to reduce the risk of onward transmission of the bluetongue virus.
Britain extends bluetongue surveillance around Kent farm
A case of bluetongue serovirus-3 (BTV3 ) was detected in a single cow in Kent on 11 November.
18 November 2023 News
British bluetongue case sparks import ban
Farmers who have imported livestock since this date will be contacted by the regional veterinary office to arrange for surveillance testing.
15 November 2023 News
100s of cattle and sheep to be tested for Bluetongue
Livestock farmers in NI are urged to be on high alert, after Bluetongue was confirmed in Britain.
15 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Bluetongue outbreak would 'severely impact' live trade
Deputy chief veterinary officer at the Department of Agriculture June Fanning outlines the impact of a case of bluetongue in Ireland, should one be identified.
15 November 2023 News
Bluetongue: ban on cattle and sheep moving from Britain to Ireland
Bluetongue does not affect human or food safety, but, if found here, would have a very negative impact on animal welfare and the livestock sector.
13 November 2023 News
Explainer: what farmers need to know about bluetongue
Find answers to the questions you have on bluetongue virus from the Department of Agriculture's information on the disease.
13 November 2023 News
Britain on high alert as bluetongue case confirmed
A 10km restriction zone is now in place around the farm in Kent, England, where a cow was confirmed with bluetongue.
11 November 2023 News
Bluetongue nears 4,000 cases in the Netherlands
France, Germany and Belgium are all also reporting cases of the bluetongue virus.
2 November 2023 News
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