Monthly Archives: June 2008

Bluetongue Virus – Vector Proof Housing

Innovent are delighted to be involved with Genus Breeding at their site in North Wales to provide the UK’s first development of a “Vector Proof Housing System” for cattle. The vector proof housing, which protects breeding cattle from Bluetongue Virus which is carried by vector midges, is a combination of Innovents patented Barrfly Midge and Mosquito Barrier technology, Midge traps and insect screens, and is the first of it’s kind to be tried in the UK. The project is being monitored by Genus Breeding and Dr Alison Blackwell of Advanced Pest Solutions, to assess the effectvness of a combined Midge Management Approach to cattle protection from this costly disease.

Innovent are supplying a total of 30 metres of their Barrfly Midge Barrier which will protect entrances to the cattle sheds from midge migration. We are delighted to be involved in this pioneering project.

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