Signs of ill­ness and what you can do about it

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IN sheep: Lethargy, re­luc­tance to move Crusty ero­sions around the nos­trils and on the muz­zle

Dis­charge of mu­cus and drool­ing from mouth and nose

Swelling of the muz­zle, face and above the hoof

Red­den­ing of the skin above the hoof Red­ness of the mouth, eyes, nose Breath­ing prob­lems Ero­sions on the teats IN cat­tle:

Crusty ero­sions around the nos­trils and muz­zle Red­ness of the mouth, eyes, nose Red­ding of the skin above the hoof Nasal dis­charge Red­den­ing and ero­sions on the teats

Cat­tle do not of­ten show clear signs of dis­ease so own­ers should also look out for signs of fa­tigue and lower pro­duc­tiv­ity in­clud­ing re­duced milk yield. What you can do now

Mon­i­tor stock care­fully and re­port any clin­i­cal signs of dis­ease, your lo­cal vet can pro­vide help in the di­ag­no­sis.

Source an­i­mals re­spon­si­bly and check the health sta­tus of an­i­mals you are look­ing to buy.

Con­sider vac­ci­na­tion as a method of re­duc­ing the spread of in­fec­tion, vac­ci­na­tion is the only ef­fec­tive tool to pro­tect an­i­mals from blue­tongue.

Meat and milk from vac­ci­nated an­i­mals is safe for con­sump­tion.

Main­tain good biose­cu­rity such as wash­ing equip­ment af­ter use.

Signs of Blue­tongue

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