Devon set for Bluetongue vaccine

PUBLISHED: 11:53 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:25 28 March 2014

MAY 22, 2008: Devon
is set to be the next region to receive bluetongue vaccine
as 4m doses are prepared for release in the next week.

Veterinary medicine supplier Intervet said it had released 2m doses in 50ml bottles this week, with a further 2m doses expected over the next week.

So far 2m doses in 20ml bottles and more than 5m doses in 50ml bottles have entered the market.

A spokeswoman for Intervet said the company was well ahead of its predicted delivery dates and quantities.

While DEFRA said it couldn't comment on rumours that livestock

farmers in Devon would receive the latest batch of vaccines, farmers in

Wales have been warned bluetongue vaccination was likely to start

within weeks.

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