TITLE

DEFRA to order bluetongue vaccine - but who'll pay?

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;11/2/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 18, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the plan of the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to order a huge quantity of bluetongue vaccine. Concerns have been expressed at the lack of co-ordination from within the agency as to how the vaccine should be distributed and administered. According to a spokesman, the agency plans to share the cost of vaccination with the industry. Peter Morris, chief executive of the National Sheep Association, cites that he could imagine DEFRA acting as an intermediary between farmer and manufacturer.
ACCESSION #
27637436

 

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