Foot and Mouth Might Be Back! - Suspected case in Surrey

SURREY - This morning a Temporary Control Zone has been put around a grazing area in Surrey. The cattle are to be culled on suspicion of the disease whilst laboratory test results are awaited.
calendar icon 12 September 2007
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This measure follows an assessment of clinical symptoms by Animal Health veterinary staff.

Debby Reynolds, Chief Veterinary Officer said:

“The containment and eradication of FMD is our top priority. This is why we have moved swiftly to put in place a Temporary Control Zone while we investigate this development. At this stage disease has not been confirmed, laboratory results will follow.”

“In the meantime, and as always in such circumstances, I reiterate my message to animal keepers to practice the highest standards of biosecurity, remain vigilant for disease and report any suspicions quickly.”

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