Defra and AHVLA have confirmed today that surveillance has identified the presence of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV)
Defra and AHVLA have confirmed today that surveillance has identified the presence of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) in samples from four sheep farms in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and East Sussex. It is likely that these cases are linked back to infections that would have taken place in late summer and Autumn 2011. There are currentlyno implications regarding trade. Symptoms appear to manifest themselves in foetal abnormalities and abortion. Any producers with immediate concerns should consult with their vet and AHVLA. A full briefing with further details and information will follow tomorrow.
The following link will take you to details in the AHVLA website[LINK;http://www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla/2012/01/23/schmallenberg-virus-results-uk-testing/;Defra;;;Y]