Bluetongue can cause live export woes

WHILE CLINICAL bluetongue disease has not yet been seen in Australian livestock, the presence of virus serotypes is enough to cause headaches for those exporting live animals to certain countries. In late 2017, Bluetongue Virus antibodies were detected in dairy heifers in northern Victoria. This temporarily had export market implications for beef and dairy producers in the area.

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Bluetongue is an insect-borne viral disease that can affect ruminant animals. It is not a contagious disease but is spread instead by biting midges. Twelve of the 26 serotypes of bluetongue viru...

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