disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
SLAUGHTERING large numbers of livestock may be an over-reaction to foot-and-mouth
disease outbreaks, research suggests.
disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal virus that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
A Defra spokeswoman said, "The decision has been taken to slaughter cattle on suspicion of foot-and-mouth
disease on a farm in Surrey.
It came just a few hours after the confirmation of a new foot-and-mouth
outbreak in Surrey.
AN eighth case of foot-and-mouth
was last night confirmed after animals tested positive for the disease at a farm in Surrey, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said.
disease affects livestock including sheep, cows and pigs but meat from infected animals is not harmful to humans.
He told the first day of the Cumbria foot-and-mouth
disease inquiry in Kendal there was a huge shortage of trucks, slaughtermen, vets and guns and that, when he took over, up to 100,000 dead animals were awaiting disposal.
He said, 'I particularly welcome the new EU Directive on foot-and-mouth
disease control, which meets the recommendations of the various inquiries and takes into account the changes in the OIE international animal health code since 2001.
The National Foot-and-Mouth
Disease Reference Laboratory on Thursday confirmed that the livestock were infected with type O foot-and-mouth
disease after testing samples collected at the farm, the MOA said.
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Farmers said they had been left out of pocket by the foot-and-mouth
crisis despite the Chancellor's announcement that the total cost of the epidemic, including support for businesses, would be pounds 2.
epidemic may have claimed its first human victim.
Vladivostok, Rabi'II 9, 1433, Mar 2, 2012, SPA -- An outbreak of a foot-and-mouth
epidemic has been reported from the settlement of Usachevka in Russia's Far Eastern Primorsky Territory.
EU farming ministers have agreed that the first line of defence against future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth
disease will be emergency vaccinations of livestock.