There are now 245 UK farms reporting cases of the Schmallenberg virus: 30 in cattle and 215 in sheep – an increase of just two cases since Friday, both in cattle.
There are now 245 UK farms reporting SBV: 30 in cattle and 215 in sheep.
Figures released by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) today (April 16, 2012) show that figures have risen to 30 in cattle (up two since the last report on April 13, with new cases in East Sussex and Kent), while the number of ovine cases remains static at 215.
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|