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, the first in Scotland for thirty years.
The disease can be costly and is difficult treat. Vets are warning farmers to look out for the symptoms to stop the disease spreading.
Jenny Longden reports.
Farmers are being urged to look out for signs of a severe skin disease which can potentially be deadly to cattle, after a case was discovered in the Borders
Psoroptic mange - or cattle scab - hasn't been seen in Scotland for 30 years. It's caused by mites and can be passed between animals.
Cattle Scab has been found in a Scottish Border's farm.
It's the first case to be confirmed in Scotland since the early 1980's.
Vets from Scotland's Rural College found the disease in two animals that have recently been imported.
Cattle Scab, also known as psoroptic mange, is caused by mites that pierce the skin to feed and cause immense irritation. The signs are similar to those of sheep scab.
Clusters of Cattle Scab have also been found in Wales, South West England and Yorkshire but this is the first in Scotland in 30 years.