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Schmallenberg Virus Lambs Newsletter
  • Schmallenberg virus appears to have spread further north in Ireland in 2017... 09 Mar 2018 10:47 GMT

    A number of suspect cases particularly in lamb foetuses submitted to Sligo and Athlone RVLs have birth deformities that are very suggestive of the effects of SBV infection of ewes during pregnancy, according to an RVL report. It says while the polymerase …

  • Farmers on alert after Schmallenberg virus found in Scotland 04 Jan 2018 12:04 GMT

    … put on Schmallenberg alert after vets found the virus was circulating … tanks which tested positive for Schmallenberg virus (SBV). The results were … autumn. Read More A lamb was born with two heads … and 12 in Scotland. Lambs were affected on 141 holdings …

  • Farmers warned of Schmallenberg Virus after circulation in Scotland 03 Jan 2018 14:00 GMT

    … active transmission of the SBV virus in Dumfries and Galloway … to the birth of deformed lambs and calves. However, in …   Early warning Initial infection in lambs and calves can cause general … of the ability of the Schmallenberg virus and its vectors to persist …

  • Latest update on the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) 10 Jun 2017 12:15 GMT

    … deformed lambs and calves suggestive of in utero infection with Schmallenberg virus … Northern Ireland antibodies to Schmallenberg virus were detected in the … and a term stillborn lamb submitted from a lowland … four limbs of the lamb were noted. There was …

  • Schmallenberg virus hits UK on 'much bigger scale' 14 Jan 2017 01:06 GMT

    … to take suspected SBV-infected lambs and calves for testing at … use in next year’s lambs.   The National Sheep Association ( … : “Advice to farmers is that Schmallenberg virus (SBV) remains a threat in … dairy cows and for deformed lambs and calves.   “Vets can …

  • What can you expect to see and what can you do if Schmallenberg virus hits? 09 Jan 2017 01:52 GMT

    … have been two cases of Schmallenberg virus confirmed in Ireland with … are stemming from calves and lambs born with the characteristic … one healthy and one infected lamb. Animals can also be … an infected animal. Read more Schmallenberg virus: What you need to …

  • Farmers warned to be on lookout for Schmallenberg virus 08 Jan 2017 23:42 GMT

    … vigilant following the detection of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) in north Wales and … recent weeks positive tests for Schmallenberg have been confirmed in bulk … or congenital abnormalities – deformed lambs, swollen heads, weak lambs etc. “There is …

  • Schmallenberg vaccine could be in short supply 04 May 2018 09:50 GMT

    … up losing a lot of lambs. Commenting on this treatment Aurelie … an important part of a Schmallenberg Virus control strategy, and will certainly … this year’s breeding ewe lambs with mature females as … will help protect the ewe lambs by exposing them before they …

  • Farmers urged to protect early lambing flocks from Schmallenberg this summer 01 May 2018 08:32 GMT

    As cases Schmallenberg rise, sheep farmers with … vaccinate pre-breeding against the virus.   While no cases … Northern Ireland, with the virus shown to be circulating … aborting their offspring, producing stillborn lambs, or lambs with foetal abnormalities.   …

  • Flocks hit with Schmallenberg 10 Mar 2018 17:10 GMT

    … stage and others had lambs that had dissolved inside … ewes were unable to deliver lambs themselves as they were … is currently no treatment for Schmallenberg virus, but commercial vaccines to … ensure that ewe lambs will not encounter the virus during the …

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