Sheep disease in Lincolnshire

A disease which can cause sheep and cattle to give birth to their young still-born has now spread into our region for the first time.

Sheep disease in Lincolnshire

It's been confirmed this evening that a disease which can cause sheep and cattle to give birth to their young still-born has now spread into our region for the first time.

The Schmallenberg virus has been confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire - although animal health experts aren't confirming exactly where until more tests are done. It's thought animals are infected by bites from midges which have been blown across the North Sea.