John Kerr posted in agriculture • cows • goats • livestock • schmallenberg • sheep • virus on March 2nd, 2012.
A new livestock virus spreading across Europe and panicking farmers in the Norther Hemisphere is unlikely to reach New Zealand shores. The Schmallenberg virus, named after German region where the its was first detected, causes fetal congenital malformations and stillbirths in cattle, sheep, and goats. Spread by the Culicoides midge species, the virus was first identified [...]
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