Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Schmallenberg Virus in pigs


 It is easy to miss this and the possible implications for pig farming.

The BBC have been reporting on what seems to be a deteriorating situation in respect of Scmallenberg Virus and inlcudes this comment originating from Dr Mutien-Marie Garigiangy a Belgian veterinary expert studying SBV in wildlife in the south of Belgium.

..."He said wild boar as well as wild deer show signs of SBV infection, although it is not thought to make them sick."...

Today's BBC report is here

Oddly, the BBC were reporting that pigs could get Schmallenberg a year ago.

The full details are here