Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting insects and is characterized by fever, the formation of oral lesions, and swelling and cyanosis of the lips and tongue.

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  • noun A disease of ruminants, caused by a virus of the genus Orbivirus, carried by mosquitos, midges etc

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  • noun a viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting midges

Etymologies

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blue +‎ tongue

Examples

  • The NFU advised farmers to support their JAB campaign, which aims to get all cattle and sheep vaccinated against the bluetongue, which is caused by a virus spread by certain types of biting midges.

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  • The NFU advised farmers to support their JAB campaign, which aims to get all cattle and sheep vaccinated against the bluetongue, which is caused by a virus spread by certain types of biting midges.

    Daily Express News Feeds

  • The NFU advised farmers to support their JAB campaign, which aims to get all cattle and sheep vaccinated against the bluetongue, which is caused by a virus spread by certain types of biting midges.

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  • The board will be responsible for dealing with exotic disease outbreaks such as bluetongue, policy on endemic diseases such as bovine TB, advising on the payment rates for animals culled as part of disease control and controlling animal diseases which pose a threat to public health.

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  • Proposed for introduction in 2012, farmers will be forced to pay an annual fee to help pay for surveillance and preparation for the outbreak of diseases, such as bluetongue, classical swine fever and foot-and-mouth.

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  • "The problem is that the life cycles of diseases such as bluetongue speed up as temperatures go up," said Dr Chris Oura, of the Institute for Animal Health in Newbury.

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  • A better vaccination strategy in Europe has reduced the risk of diseases spreading to the UK; demonstrating again that our best defence against exotic diseases such as bluetongue and F&M is to control them better elsewhere.

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  • "The problem is that the life cycles of diseases such as bluetongue speed up as temperatures go up," said Dr Chris Oura, of the Institute for Animal Health in Newbury.

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  • Given the dangers posed by conditions such as bluetongue, pasteurella and clostridia, the benefits of vaccination are clear.

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  • HD is caused by two closely related viruses, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or bluetongue virus.

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