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Suspect disease in Essex

by 5m Editor
28 October 2006, at 9:57am

UK - Debby Reynolds, Chief Veterinary Officer said; “Late yesterday evening a suspect disease was reported to the State Veterinary Service in pigs at a slaughterhouse in Essex.

Samples were taken and submitted to the Institute for Animal Health for testing. Initial laboratory results this morning are negative for both Foot and Mouth Disease and Swine Vesicular Disease. Further test results are expected later today.

“In accordance with Defra's contingency plan, last night restrictions were placed on the slaughterhouse and farm where the pigs originated from. A 8km radius temporary zone preventing the movement of pigs, cattle and other ruminants was also put in place surrounding the slaughterhouse. Restrictions will remain in place pending further laboratory test results.“

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