Bluetongue disease: NI farmers warned against disease in imported cow

Bluetongue disease: NI farmers warned against disease in imported cow

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Bluetongue can affect both cattle and sheep.

Farmers were warned to be vigilant after detecting bluetongue in a cow imported to Northern Ireland.

Bluetongue is a viral disease that is borne by mosquitoes and can affect sheep and cattle.

It was discovered in a heifer that had been imported from France, where the disease is circulating.

The animal has been destroyed and there are movement restrictions on the affected farm.