Scottish farmers are being urged to remain alert to the possibility of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) being detected in their flocks and herds.
The Scottish Government is reminding livestock keepers of the importance of maintaining good biosecurity, sourcing stock sensibly and seeking veterinary advice if they have concerns about the health of their stock.
SBV was first identified in 2011 and has been detected in a number of countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and France as well as in England, Wales and Ireland. SBV is not notifiable in the UK and no restrictions are placed on infected premises.
SBV is spread by insect vectors, including midges.