Bluetongue has been confirmed in a single animal near Canterbury, Kent. A 10km temporary control zone has been put in place to minimise spread of disease and to determine if there has been any local spread.

Livestock keepers must remain vigilant. Bluetongue can affect species including sheep, cattle, deer, goats and camelids. It does not affect humans/food but can result in prolonged movement restrictions.Clinical signs include ulcers in the mouth and nose, swelling of head and coronary band and discharge from the eyes and nose.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the practice on 01258472314.

You can also go to the GOV website for guidance:

Bluetongue: how to spot and report the disease – GOV.UK (