Culling on FMD farm completed

by 5m Editor
6 August 2007, at 10:43am

UK - Defra have confirmed that the culling of the cattle on the infected enterprise in Surrey was completed on Saturday.

This included the 38 cattle known to be infected, and the cattle on the 2 additional sites, which together make up this same farming enterprise. The cattle on these two sites, both within the Surveillance Zone, showed no clinical signs of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) but were culled in line with normal procedure and tested.

Test results confirmed on Sunday that of the additional animals slaughtered one of them tested positive for FMD. An additional 3km radius Protection Zone and wider 10km radius Surveillance Zone have therefore been placed around the second part of the farm. In addition, as a precaution because of potentially dangerous contacts, susceptible animals on one farm located next door to the field are being culled.

The revised Surveillance Zone (5th Augusts) is as follows:

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