Blue Tongue


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Blue Tongue

A slang term for a $10 note in Australia. The term is derived from the blue tongue skink, an Australian lizard, as well as the fact that $10 notes are mostly blue.
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Contract notice: Acquisition of vaccinal doses of blue tongue (2 lots)
A blood sample from one of the sheep (Sheep 1) was taken and sent to Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo (Biological Institute of the State of Sao Paulo) to detect blue tongue virus antibodies by ELISA.
characteristic blue tongue and his proud and distant way so that now in
We also hope the blue tongue disease will not deal a major blow to this industry," Popovski said.
24 The Australians in Film Awards honors Baz Luhrmann, Sullivan Stapleton, Jacki Weaver, Alex O'Loughlin, Blue Tongue Films and Steve Papazian at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City.
New banners and posters, which you will see around the village over the weekend, have been acquired, the design work being contributed by a local company, Blue Tongue Design.
NSA chairman David Pittendreigh called on the Welsh Government to urgently take action and claimed the disease was having a far bigger impact than there had been with another so-called exotic midge-spread disease, blue tongue.
Actually, EHD and blue tongue are two genetically different diseases that are very similar.
I ABSOLUTELY agree with Antoinette Sandbach's comment (Letters, October 11) that we should not forget the human cost to farmers over bTB, nor should we forget the devastating catalogue of other diseases which beset the farming industry: Foot and Mouth, Brucellosis, BSE, Mastitis, Blue tongue.
EHD and blue tongue are caused by viruses, and the symptoms through which the diseases manifest themselves are not altogether unlike the Ebola virus in humans.
In recent years severe flooding, foot-and-mouth disease, blue tongue and avian flu has meant severe hardship across the farming country.
The free event will feature live tropical insects and animals including giant African land snails, giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, scorpions, a blue tongue skink and tarantulas.