Cattle removed from Balmoral show after developing mild respiratory problems

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A number of cattle have been removed from the Balmoral show after developing mild respiratory problems.

The organisers believe the mild autumn weather has led to a few cases of pneumonia in the cattle hall.

The Show’s senior Vet has confirmed there is no evidence of anything serious and no cause for concern.

In a statement the show organisers said:

"The extremely mild autumn weather has led to some cattle developing mild respiratory conditions including raised temperature and a few cases of pneumonia in the cattle hall.

After consultation with vets, some exhibitors have decided to take their cattle home.

The Show’s senior Vet has confirmed there is no evidence of anything serious and no cause for concern.

The welfare of all animals at the Show is always a top priority and this is in line with the Show’s protocol.  

The number of cattle forward for the Saturday classes is expected to be less but we are grateful for the exhibitor’s support in enabling us to run a Show this year.

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