National Beef Association
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Bluetongue - Disease free status

4th July 2011

Category: Health Fact Sheets

The following come into force at 00:01 hours on 5 July 2011 and will be available on the Scottish Government Website at:

1) Declaration revoking the bluetongue (BTV8) restricted zone, protection zone and lower risk zone in Scotland.

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2) Revocation of the general licence to vaccinate animals against bluetongue virus serotype 8 in Scotland.

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Although GB is declaring disease freedom it is vital that livestock keepers continue to source responsibly and check the health and vaccination status of their animals.

Below there is also a short Q&A document on the subject of GB declaring disease freedom.­

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