- 1 update
Eight cows from Dumfries have tested positive for the Schmallenburg virus (SBV).
The cattle are part of a 160-strong dairy herd from the Barony campus at Scotland's Rural College on the outskirts of the town.
Farmers in Dumfries and Galloway have now been put on alert for the disease which causes severe birth defects.
A small number of animals which were recently moved to Scotland tested positive for the disease, but the latest cases were all homebred, suggesting that SBV has been spread by midges.