Schmallenberg virus detected in Jersey sheep
Bad news for sheep farmers in Jersey, who have sick sheep, diagnosed with Schmallenberg. The Schmallenberg virus is apparently contracted through midges, and has no cure or vaccine. Watch this video at the BBC for more info:
The Schmallenberg virus has been found in sheep in Jersey, the States veterinary officer has said.
Linda Lowseck confirmed the virus was found in samples from a sheep flock owner whose animals had problems lambing.
The virus, affecting cattle, sheep and goats, is borne by midges and can cause ewes to give birth to deformed lambs.