Farmers are being urged to look out for signs of a severe skin disease which can kill cattle, after a case was discovered in the Borders.
It's the first time the disease has been found in Scotland for thirty years.
Psoroptic mange, also known as cattle scab, is caused by mites that pierce the animal's skin to feed, causing immense irritation.
Clusters have been found in Wales, South West England and Yorkshire, but this is the first in Scotland since the 1980s.
It's also present in mainland Europe and Ireland, and is especially common in Belgium.
The disease can be costly and difficult to treat and vets are warning farmers to look out for symptoms to stop it from spreading.
Its discovery has given farmers in the Scottish Borders cause for concern.
A sample was sent in to vets in St Boswells and tested positive for cattle scab, a form of mange caused by mites.
The disease was found on a calf at an unnamed Borders farm. The animal had recently been imported from Belgium, where cattle scab is considered to be one of the most significant diseases affecting cattle.
Compared to other European countries, Scotland has been lucky not to have any cases of cattle scab since the 1980s.
This is why the National Farmers Union Scotland are urging farmers to report any suspicious symptoms to their vets as soon as possible to keep an epidemic at bay.
Farmers with suspected cases of the disease are encouraged to take a blood sample and skin scrapings for analysis.
But treatment for the disease is not straightforward, and can be costly for farmers.
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Free skin scrapings are being offered to farmers who suspect the disease in their cattle and it's hoped that by working with vets, farmers can keep the disease out of Scotland.