BLUETONGUE

Bluetongue is a viral disease of ruminants transmitted by midges Culicoides. The virus belongs to the family Reoviridae and contains 24 recognized serotypes.


Vaccination is the most effective and practical measure to minimize losses associated with this disease.

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PHARMAECONOMY

OUR VACCINES

STATUS DISEASE

AFFECTED SPECIES

Sheep

Sheep

Goats

Goats

Cattle

Cattle

deer

Deer

RISK FACTORS

Increase of vector spread:


High temperature

Lower rainfall and stagnant water

Subclinical reservoirs infected


Introduction of susceptible animals in endemic areas


TRANSMISSION

Biological Vector

Infected idge
It can fly from 2 km
up to 300 Km with
blow on the wind

Goats
Vector
bites host
Midges bites
of the genus
culicoides
Non-infected
midge
Vector
bites host

Transpacental transmission

Goats

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Hemorrhage & Edema

Oral and Nasal lesions. Tissue ulceration, Salivation & Nasal discharge, Swelling of lips, tongue and jaw,Cyanosis of the tongue (Blue tongue)

Pedal lesions. Coronary inflammation and lameness

Temporary infertility and abortions

Weight loss

ECONOMIC LOSSES

Up to
70%
of mortality
Abortions
Up to
80%
Lower fertility rate
Less
production of milk and meat
Movement
restictions
of animals
Disruption
growth
of wool

HOW TO CONTROL AND PREVENT

SURVEILLANCE Epidemiologic surveillance

Diagnosis by ELISA, PC

Vaccination The best way to control the disease and transmission

Control of midges Insecticides

Restriction of infected animals

BLUEVAC RANGE

BLUEVAC RANGE

BLUEVAC-1

Active immunization of cattle and
sheep against bluetongue virus
serotype 1

BLUEVAC-1

BLUEVAC-4

Active immunization of cattle and
sheep against bluetongue virus
serotype 4

BLUEVAC-4

BLUEVAC BTV8

Active immunization of cattle and
sheep against bluetongue virus
serotype 8

BLUEVAC BTV8

BLUEVAC RANGE

BLUEVAC RANGE

BLUEVAC-1

Active immunization of cattle and
sheep against bluetongue virus
serotype 1

BLUEVAC-1

BLUEVAC-4

Active immunization of cattle and
sheep against bluetongue virus
serotype 4

BLUEVAC-4

BLUEVAC BTV8

Active immunization of cattle and
sheep against bluetongue virus
serotype 8

BLUEVAC BTV8