Sheep virus concerns

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The Schmallenberg virus poses a threat to sheep Credit: PA

Scotland 'remains vigilant' to a threat posed by the Schmallenberg virus according to First Minister Alex Salmond.

The disease, which causes birth defects in sheep and cattle, has already killed animals in England.

Concerns about Scottish surveillance were raised at First Minister's Questions today.

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Sheep virus concerns

Scotland 'remains vigilant' to the threat to sheep which is posed by the Schmallenberg virus according to First Minister Alex Salmond.