Second cow develops blue tongue at farm

A SECOND cow has tested positive for blue tongue at the Suffolk farm where the UK's first case of the disease was discovered.

A SECOND cow has tested positive for blue tongue at the Suffolk farm where the UK's first case of the disease was discovered.

The cow at the Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, near Ipswich, has been slaughtered after the discovery by vets.

A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: "I can confirm a second cow has tested positive for bluetongue and was slaughtered on Monday afternoon on the same farm.

“The evidence remained insufficient to confirm an outbreak.”

A temporary area for surveillance is being established in Suffolk, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire.

The discovery follows the UK's first bluetongue case, at the farm over the weekend.

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