Bluetongue Virus (BTV) is a virus which affects cattle, sheep, other ruminants such as goats and deer, and camelids (such as alpaca and llamas). It causes severe symptoms including fatalities in some circumstances and is therefore classed as notifiable. Unfortunately, there are no vaccines available for BTV-3 vaccine in the UK and Europe. Synergy vet Emily Gascoigne has produced a podcast to help give farmers a better understanding of the virus, what clinical signs to look for and what protocols to follow if they suspect they has a case.
As mentioned in Emily’s podcast you can read more on the following guide DEFRA GUIDANCE BTV (2023)