Following active surveillance in the north-east Kent Temporary Control Zone (TCZ), 1 further case of bluetongue in a bull has been identified in the existing TCZ in the Deal area.
The animal will be humanely culled to minimise the risk of onward transmission. The TCZ is not being extended and movement restrictions continue to apply to cattle, sheep and other ruminants in the zone.
This brings the total number of cases in England to 36 infected animals on 20 premises. There is still no evidence that bluetongue virus is currently circulating in midges in Great Britain. Surveillance is ongoing.
Please note that list of designated abattoirs can be found online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bluetongue-apply-for-a-specific-movement-licence
New licence available for movements out of Bluetongue Temporary Control Zones
A licence has been made available by Defra for animal movements to be considered, from premises within the Kent and Norfolk Temporary Control Zones (TCZ) to premises outside the TCZ, where there are welfare reasons – read more here: