Scheme put in place to monitor spread of Schmallenberg Virus into Scotland


NFU Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, Moredun and SAC, has put in place a scheme to help monitor the possible spread of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) into Scotland.

The scheme aims to use voluntary screening of animals moving to Scotland from areas known to be affected by SBV as an early alert system to potential risk from imported virus.

Scottish Government currently funds the SAC and Moredun to investigate clinical cases for which SBV is a possibility.

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