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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
UK government unveils plan to combat bluetongue virus
The UK government has outlined its strategy to collaborate with the farming industry to manage a potential outbreak of bluetongue virus in England this year through the Bluetongue Serotype 3 Disease Control Framework.
Thursday, May 9, 2024
England, UK, at risk of bigger spread of bluetongue virus
A new strain of an animal disease that could have a devastating impact on livestock farmers looks set to spread across England, the United Kingdom, experts have warned.
Monday, May 6, 2024
New bluetongue virus vaccine approved in the Netherlands
The UK National Farmers' Union (NFU) said a new vaccine authorised for use against bluetongue virus serotype 3 (BTV-3) in the Netherlands, NFU reported.
Thursday, January 4, 2024
UK chief veterinary officer urges vigilance as new bluetongue cases emerge
The chief veterinary officer of the United Kingdom is urging farmers to maintain vigilance as five new cases of bluetongue serotype 3 have been confirmed, bringing the total number to 22 since the initial outbreak last month, South West Far ...
Monday, December 4, 2023
Bluetongue outbreak in Kent county, England prompts livestock movement restrictions
Restrictions have been implemented in Kent county, southeastern England, United Kingdom, following the discovery of five cases of bluetongue in cattle, BBC News reported.
Thursday, October 26, 2023
European agriculture ministers urge pharma companies to develop bluetongue vaccine
Agriculture ministers from the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium have jointly called on pharmaceutical companies to expedite the development of a new vaccine as they grapple with an ongoing outbreak of bluetongue disease, Euractiv reported.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
New study examines re-emergence of bluetongue virus in Europe
A new study led by researchers from the University of Glasgow in the UK sheds light on why the bluetongue virus (BTV), a pathogen that infects sheep and cattle, has re-emerged in Europe after an absence of five years.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
OIE updates on reoccurrences of bluetongue in Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Nov 15, 2019)
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) updates on reoccurrences of bluetongue in Europe last week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Indian council develops diagnostic kits for Japanese encephalitis, bluetongue disease
October 21, 2019 Indian council develops diagnostic kits for Japanese encephalitis, bluetongue disease The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) told the Press Trust of India last week that it has developed diagnostic kits to detec ...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Reoccurrences of bluetongue reported near German-Swiss border Global Animal Disease Update (January 11, 2019)
Reoccurrences of bluetongue were reported near the German-Swiss border in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
New strain of bluetongue virus detected in Turkey Global Animal Disease Update (November 23, 2018)
A new strain of bluetongue virus was detected in Turkey last week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Reoccurrences of two different serotypes of bluetongue detected in Turkey (Global Animal Disease Update) (Dec 15, 2017)
Reoccurrences of two different serotypes of bluetongue were detected in Turkey this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
New strain of bluetongue detected in Italy (Global Animal Disease Update) (Dec 8, 2017)
A new strain of bluetongue virus was detected in Italy this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
Monday, December 5, 2016
New strains of bird flu, bluetongue detected in Korea, Italy
New strains of bird flu and bluetongue were detected in Korea and Italy respectively this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Europe
Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Europe this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

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