Bluetongue virus of ruminants

Dr Karin Darpel of The Pirbright Institute discusses Bluetongue virus of ruminants from sheep to buffalo. Bluetongue virus (BTV) which can infect domestic animals such as sheep, goats, and cattle, along with wild animals like buffaloes, deer, antelope and camels. It causes a range of symptomsd including swelling of the face, lips and tongue (“bluetongue”). Animals may also develop breathing difficulties if the tongue swells. BTV is spread mainly by biting midges (Culicoides).

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Last edited: 17 March 2022 15:08

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