Farmers and crofters have been urged to think carefully before importing livestock from areas that are known to be infected with Bluetongue virus (BTV).
Farmers have been urged to step up their vigilance for Bluetongue virus after the disease was found in three consignments of imported cattle from France.
Governments, vets and breed societies have appealed to UK livestock farmers to be vigilant after two cattle imported from central France tested positive for bluetongue virus (BTV8).
An imported bull at the centre of a Bluetongue virus alert on a Stirling farm has tested negative for the disease.
Scottish farmers are urged to remain vigilant for signs of bluetongue virus following identification of the disease in a number of cattle imported from France.
Farmers and crofters have been urged to remain vigilant for signs of bluetongue virus (BTV).
Bluetongue vaccines for both cattle and sheep have been given official approval for use in vet practices across the UK.