Bluetongue vaccination update

Date Published: 24/04/2008

We are now receiving a number of calls regarding the use of the soon to be available bluetongue vaccination. OF&G Certification Manager, Stephen Clarkson, explains the situation:

OF&G Certification Manager, Stephen Clarkson
OF&G Certification Manager, Stephen Clarkson

“The bluetongue vaccine is a vaccine that can be administered to both sheep and cattle.

“It can be given to organic/converting animals without jeopardising their status.

“If you wish to use the vaccine you must update the Animal Health Plan justifying the need to treat your animals.

“Any use must be recorded with all the relevant information in the Veterinary Treatment Record.”

Further information can be obtained fromĀ this page of the Defra website.