Turkey ends embargo as Austria free from blue tongue virus


Turkey has started to import cattle from Austria again after having decided to stop doing so amid fears animals were infected with the blue tongue disease last month.The Lower Austrian Agricultural Chamber announced today (Fri) Turkish officials decided to lift the ban which was implemented after a laboratory test showed that at least one cow […]

Farmer faces jail for ignoring cow vaccination order

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A Tyrolean farmer may be jailed for refusing to vaccinate his animals against blue tongue disease.Albin Wegscheider from Oberhofen said today (Weds) that he feared the vaccine may have had negative effects on the health of his cows and goats. He said the information leaflet about the drug warned that side effects on the general […]