Producers voice bluetongue vaccine worries

February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/22/2008, p64
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The article reports that livestock producers continue to be worried about the cost of the bluetongue vaccine, the numbers prepared to voluntarily take it up and the risks of imported stock carrying the infection. Speaking at the conference, East Sussex farmer Rob Smith explained that he had been in the bluetongue infection zone since the disease reached Great Britain. He was concerned that not enough producers would use the vaccine if the price was too high, he quoted 37 pence for a 50ml bottle, plus veterinarian costs.


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