A farmer from Leicestershire says he is expecting to lose 40 per cent of his flock of lambs due to a virus that causes severe abnormalities.
Schmallenberg virus is cause by insects biting pregnant ewes. It first appeared in Germany in 2011 and this is the second time it's hit farmers in Leicestershire.
Charles sercombe runs Sandlands farm in Frisby on the Wreake. He says it's vital the government gives the go ahead for a vaccine so that next years lambing season can be disease free.
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