Scottish vets have confirmed a third case of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in a cow in Aberdeenshire.

Scottish vets have confirmed a third case of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in a cow in Aberdeenshire.

Scottish vets have confirmed a third case of SBV in AberdeenshireOn June 28, 2013, Scotland’s Rural College revealed it had tested a deformed heifer calf on an unidentified farm north of Aberdeen, which was found to be SBV positive.

It was PCR tested by Moredun Research Institute following a post mortem carried out by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, part of Scotland’s Rural College.

SAC veterinary services Manager Brian Hosie said: “Although we cannot predict what will happen, given that there have now been three cases of SBV in Aberdeenshire it is likely that further cases will be identified in the area in the near future. This third case emphasises the need for sheep and cattle farmers to consider their own situation and discuss it with their vet practice.”

The first case of SBV that far north was discovered by SRUC in mid-Jine 2013.

For any other enquiries contact SAC veterinary services manager Brian Hosie on 0131 535 3140, 07803 222366 or via Brian.Hosie@sac.co.uk.

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