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Impact of bird flu felt across the globe
Anne O'Donoghue
In the US, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has spread to dairy cows in 12 states, while in Australia the H7N3 strain has caused over 500,000 chickens to be culled.
8 May 2024 News
No plans for bluetongue vaccine in Ireland
The Department of Agriculture said the bluetongue situation is being monitored closely and keeping the virus out of the island of Ireland is a main priority.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Bluetongue vaccine approved in the Netherlands
Sheep will require one dose of the vaccine, with cattle needing two doses before they are optimally protected against the virus.
Maps: BVD hotspots a decade on - 2013 v 2023
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said Irish farmers have made “tremendous progress” towards eliminating BVD and that the disease’s eradication programme “is now at a critical point”.
29 April 2024 News
Investigations continue into bird flu virus in US milk supplies
US authorities have stated that pasteurisation is likely to inactive the virus and allow processed milk to remain safe for consumers.
24 April 2024 News
Muir rules out Bluetongue compensation scheme
There are no plans in DAERA to compensate NI farmers with livestock stranded in Britain due to Bluetongue restrictions
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Ireland still on high alert for bluetongue threat – Department
The Department has said it is continuing to monitor the bluetongue situation closely in Britain.
31 March 2024 News
Bluetongue still prominent in Britain
Two bluetongue temporary control zones remain in place in Kent and Norfolk.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
New cases of bluetongue found in England
Two further cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified at two new locations in England.
10 January 2024 News
New cases of bluetongue found in England
Two further cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified at two new locations in England.
10 January 2024 News
Further bluetongue case found in Kent control zone
The case was detected during active surveillance carried out in a bluetongue temporary control zone.
5 January 2024 News