Bluetongue Virus Control Strategy

Date published: 17 May 2016

Last updated: 28 February 2024

The Bluetongue Virus Disease Control Strategy describes how an outbreak of Bluetongue Virus Disease in Northern Ireland would be managed.


In light of the application of the EU Animal Health Law (EU Regulation 2016/429), the DAERA Bluetongue Control Strategy is currently under review and has been removed from this page.

It sets out the measures applied in such an eventuality. It also describes the measures and wider framework in place to prevent and limit an incursion of disease.

It is the aim of this strategy that all affected during an outbreak of Bluetongue Virus Disease will be able to be better prepared to respond quickly and effectively to controls and limit the outbreak, thereby mitigating the likely impact of the control measures described.

For further information, please visit our Bluetongue page.


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