Restrictions lifted on suspect pig case in Essex

UK - Debby Reynolds, Chief Veterinary Officer said: “Further negative laboratory test results tonight for Foot and Mouth Disease and Swine Vesicular Disease mean that restrictions have been lifted on the slaughterhouse in Essex, and the farm the pigs originated from.
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The 8km radius zone surrounding the slaughterhouse has also been removed.

“The swift response of the State Veterinary Service, Meat Hygiene Service, and Institute for Animal Health and the subsequent handling of this suspect case has demonstrated the strength of our contingency plan, and our partnership with the industry.“

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