Another problem concerns the effect of the foot-and-mouth disease
and the related movement restrictions on farmers' ability to fulfil some of the criteria under the environmental element of the scheme, she said.
Animal Health Minister Elliot Morley said the new measures would ensure foot-and-mouth disease
could be dealt with effectively.
She said, "Vets finding symptoms of foot-and-mouth disease
contacted the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) veterinary service, which decided whether the disease should be confirmed or not.
The holding must have been free of foot-and-mouth disease
for three months with no cases within 10km for 30 days before and after collection.
Since, there have been 118 confirmed cases of foot-and-mouth disease
in Wales and hundreds of farmers have lost their stock as infected premises, as dangerous contacts or as part of the contiguous cull.
The alliance's political director in Wales, Mark Hinge, said, "We are urging all those involved with foot-and-mouth disease
to contact us in order that evidence can be submitted to the Government.
int), the Food and Agriculture Organization World Reference Laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease
The resolution on joint research on foot-and-mouth disease
and other infectious diseases of horses is expected to be adopted at the symposium.
The National Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Reference Laboratory on Tuesday confirmed the cases as type-A foot-and-mouth disease
, Xinhua reported.
is a contagious and sometimes fatal virus that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
There has not been a problem with the foot-and-mouth disease
for many years; the previous strains were identified and isolated.
SLAUGHTERING large numbers of livestock may be an over-reaction to foot-and-mouth disease
outbreaks, research suggests.
, revealing that thousands of livestock have died.
affects livestock including sheep, cows and pigs but meat from infected animals is not harmful to humans.
Some BGN 1 M is the initially estimated cost of the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease