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Calls For Schmallenberg Vaccine

There are calls for a vaccine for the deadly Schmallenberg virus as Devon is revealed to have the most cases of the disease that affects sheep and cattle

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Lambs suffer as Schmallenberg virus hits Devon

Up to 50% of lambs in early-lambing flocks in Devon are arriving stillborn Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Dozens of sheep on farms across Devon have given birth to deformed or dead lambs due to the Schmallenberg virus.

As lambing gets under way it's thought hundreds of lambs in the area will either born dead or badly deformed and will have to be put down.

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