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    • Schmallenberg Virus & Sheep

Schmallenberg Virus & Sheep Newsletter
  • Swann concerned by reports of Schmallenberg virus 11 Jan 2018 13:58 GMT

    … of Ireland that the Schmallenberg virus has been found in … of 2011 when the Schmallenberg virus was first identified and … to cause foetal abnormalities in sheep, cattle and goats. … caution and vigilance. The Schmallenberg virus leads to abortion and …

  • Research shows midges carry fatal virus strong enough to kill animals 18 Sep 2019 04:11 GMT

    … of Glasgow’s Centre for Virus Research have identified multiple viruses … the emergence and spread of Schmallenberg virus in Europe in 2011, which … to cause stillbirths in cattle, sheep and goats. Read More   The …

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

    … the Netherlands, this virus causes disease in sheep, cattle and … Northern Ireland antibodies to Schmallenberg virus were detected in the first … Infection of non-pregnant sheep and cattle may go … the foetuses and abortion. Sheep are most sensitive between …

  • Research into Schmallenberg virus: Complete the questionnaire 21 May 2017 07:19 GMT

    … assess the impact of the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) during the 2016… . Fiona Lovatt, a specialist in sheep health at the Royal College …

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

    … predicted the resurgence of Schmallenberg following its prevalence in … It can also cause adult sheep to have early abortions. … s lambs.   The National Sheep Association (NSA) said despite … “Advice to farmers is that Schmallenberg virus (SBV) remains a threat …

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

    … month three of gestation in sheep. This means that early lambing … symptoms The virus is not believed to cause sheep or goats to … an infected animal. Read more Schmallenberg virus: What you need to know

  • 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 … samples reported from cattle and sheep. Farmers’ Union of Wales Senior …

  • Schmallenberg virus: what you need to know 05 Jan 2017 18:45 GMT

    … , and foetal abnormalities in sheep, cattle and goats in … year. It was named ‘‘Schmallenberg virus’’ after the German town … newborn animals. What does Schmallenberg virus look like? At this … has determined that the Schmallenberg virus is unlikely to cause …

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

    … can affect cattle and sheep and veterinary advice is … months, whereas female breeding sheep require only one dose … an important part of a Schmallenberg Virus control strategy, and will … no direct transmission from one sheep to another. Without vaccination, …

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

    As cases Schmallenberg rise, sheep farmers with early lambing flocks … vaccinate pre-breeding against the virus.   While no cases were … in Northern Ireland, with the virus shown to be circulating in … as the sensitive period for sheep is in their second month …

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