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Farmers lose sheep to Schmallenberg virus

An apparently healthy lamb born in East Sussex Credit: ITV Meridian

This lamb on a farm near Rye in Sussex was born healthy just minutes after the ewe gave birth to a stillborn lamb, a victim of Schmallenberg disease. Another lamb was born deformed as well this morning. So far the farm has had 50 cases, either dead, deformed or re-absorbed by the ewe.