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Canadian Farms Wanted for Schmallenberg Study

09 June 2015

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is looking for farms for biting midge trapping this summer (May through August).

Ideally, they are looking for producers in along the Ottawa river valley corridor.

The midges they are looking to intercept are Culicoides spp, the biting midges that are known to be vectors for Bluetongue (BT).

BT is a destructive and virulent disease that can kill sheep and is a threat to Canadian sheep farms. Given that Canada has a naïve flock, the ramifications of disease occurrence are unknown, however, it has the potential to be devastating.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating please contact the OSMA office at [email protected] or 519-836-0043

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