There are now 243 UK farms reporting cases of the Schmallenberg virus: 28 in cattle and 215 in sheep – an increase of only four farms since before the Easter break.
There are now 243 UK farms reporting cases of the Schmallenberg virus – an increase of only four farms since before the Easter break. All farms are within the recognised risk counties in England.
Figures released by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) today (April 13, 2012) show that figures have risen to 28 in cattle (up three), while a single new ovine case has been confirmed in East Sussex, bringing the total to 215 in sheep.
The number of UK counties with SBV infection has remained static since March 23. According to the update, all farms are within the recognised risk counties in England.
It is expected that the UK will continue to see cases in cattle until early summer.
The current figures courtesy of AHVLA, are:
|County||Positive holdings (Sheep)||Positive holdings (Cattle)||Total|
|Isle of Wight||2||0||2|