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Farmer Giles

  • Joined Dec 2007
Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« on: September 22, 2008, 11:51:52 am »
Hi

Has anyone been affected with the Blue Tongue virus (Fevre Catarahl) that seems to be all over Europe now??

Our ram, Bo, contracted it but thankfully after antibiotics and anti inflammatory's he seems to be over it and back to his old self much to the annoyance of 'the ladies' of the parish!!

 

Farmer Giles

  • Joined Dec 2007
Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 05:50:32 pm »
Anybody??????????????????????????????????

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 07:14:09 pm »
No mine are all vaccinated.........
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 08:16:19 pm »
Scotland is still BT free. A compulsory vaccination programme starts 1st November until 1st April, I think, when the vector season is over.

The Chicken Lady

  • Joined Mar 2008
  • Cheshire
Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 01:50:07 pm »
Mine are vaccinated too  :sheep:
Karen

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
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Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 02:02:11 pm »
Mine have now been vaccinated. It has not been long since the Welsh assembly allowed it to be done, a mattter of weeks but only on a voluntary basis. Scotland has the right idea that it should be compulsoy.
Wales government are incouraging farmers to vaccinate, `but I know at least half a dozen people who are not going to vaccinate until after lambing as they have heard that the vaccine can affect the tupping (rubbish according to our vet) which could then be too late.
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

garden cottage

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • forest of dean
Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 08:38:47 pm »
Ours have been vaccinated, very interesting that yours has recovered from blue tongue as i understood sheep were ones to be worst affected.? by outbreaks.  cheers neil

hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
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Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 10:24:57 pm »
we are due to vaccinate. Northumberland came into the vaccination zone 1st september. however some of our ewes are in with the tup, others are due to lamb in  about 10 weeks so our gimmers are being covexin8ted and the early lambers will be getting their cv8 injections after that. Our vet reckons we will have to wait until after lambing now as there is a slight abortion risk and current reccommendations are that no other vaccines are used at the same time.
Ian

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: Fevre Catarahl or Blue Tongue
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 11:45:08 am »
THE GREATEST LONG TERM PROBLEM FOR SHEEP AFFECTED BY BLUE TONGUE IS REDUCED FERTILITY;;;;

sorry caps got stuck :o
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