A vacine to protect sheep and cattle from the Schmallenberg Virus, which is already well established in the UK, could be available by the summer, says Defra Chief Veterinary Officer Alick Simmons.
The virus, which emerged in the Netherlands and Germany in 2011, has affected sheep and cattle across the Midlands – with many farmers losing around 40% of their livestock.
Alick Simmons explains how the vacine will protect livestock.
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