Encouraging farmers to vaccinate against bluetongue

February 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;2/21/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p225
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The article reports that Christianne Glossop, chief veterinary officer for Wales, urged veterinary surgeons to encourage their livestock-owning clients to vaccinate their stock against bluetongue. In her letter, she asserted that the uptake of vaccine in Wales in 2008 was about 25 percent. She urged the industry to vaccinate as many of their livestock as possible. She added that farmers should be inform on the vaccination to ensure that livestock in Wales are protected.


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