Bluetongue

Cattle found with bluetongue in Belgium for first time in 10 years

Cattle found with bluetongue in Belgium for first time in 10 years

Bluetongue has been confirmed in Belgium in what is believed to be the first outbreak of the disease strain since...

April 17, 2019

Department warns against live imports from bluetongue countries

Department warns against live imports from bluetongue countries

Anyone considering importing ruminant animals from bluetongue-affected countries should only do so if absolutely necessary, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

January 31, 2019

Bluetongue discovered in England

Bluetongue discovered in England

UK farmers have been urged to remain vigilant for Bluetongue after the disease was picked up and dealt with in...

December 7, 2018

‘Multi-million pound cost in NI if bluetongue gets foothold’

‘Multi-million pound cost in NI if bluetongue gets foothold’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has warned that a bluetongue outbreak in Northern Ireland could cost the livestock sector over...

December 7, 2018

Bluetongue detected in cow imported from France

Bluetongue detected in cow imported from France

Farmers have been urged to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in Northern Ireland in a heifer imported from France....

December 6, 2018

UK bluetongue discovery: NI farmers ‘must stay vigilant’

UK bluetongue discovery: NI farmers ‘must stay vigilant’

Farmers in Northern Ireland must remain vigilant for signs of the Bluetongue virus after it was detected in two cattle...

September 24, 2018

French-imported cattle test positive for bluetongue in Britain

French-imported cattle test positive for bluetongue in Britain

Farmers have been urged to be vigilant after cases of bluetongue have been detected in Britain. Several cattle imported from...

October 25, 2017

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

A five-year, mass vaccination programme is needed to eradicate Bluetongue in Europe, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....

March 10, 2017

Over 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

Over 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

There was a further 109 new outbreaks of the Bluetongue disease reported in France during the month of November, figures from...

December 5, 2016

Bluetongue levels rise in France, risk level of reaching the UK downgraded

Bluetongue levels rise in France, risk level of reaching the UK downgraded

To date there has been 283 new outbreaks of Bluetongue disease reported in France during the month of November, figures...

November 23, 2016

Over 140 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

Over 140 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

In the second half of October there has been 143 new outbreaks of Bluetongue disease in France reported to the World...

October 30, 2016

Close to 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

Close to 100 new outbreaks of Bluetongue reported in France

There has been a total of 98 new outbreaks of the Bluetongue disease reported in France in recent weeks, according...

October 15, 2016

68 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in France

68 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in France

There have been 68 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in France in the last two weeks of September, a recent report...

September 29, 2016

Recent increase in Bluetongue outbreaks in France

Recent increase in Bluetongue outbreaks in France

Some 20 new outbreaks of Bluetongue in cattle have been reported in France since August 16, bringing the total number of cases...

September 15, 2016

Risk of Bluetongue spreading to the UK highest in September

Risk of Bluetongue spreading to the UK highest in September

The risk of Bluetongue spreading to the UK is highest this month, September, and at the moment the Department of...

September 6, 2016

Outbreaks of bluetongue continue to slow in France

Outbreaks of bluetongue continue to slow in France

While Bluetongue outbreaks have slowed in France, they are still continuing with the latest case in the south of the...

August 19, 2016

Bluetongue outbreaks appear to have slowed down in France

Bluetongue outbreaks appear to have slowed down in France

Bluetongue outbreaks appear to have slowed down in France, with no recent updates of outbreaks of the disease from the...

July 13, 2016

Farmers told to avoid the risk of importing Bluetongue infected stock

Farmers told to avoid the risk of importing Bluetongue infected stock

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged by the Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen to remain vigilant and avoid the risk...

June 13, 2016