Friday, August 10, 2007

New Foot and Mouth outbreak, farmer adamant that it is not foot and mouth

I reported that there was a new foot and mouth scare last night outside of the security zones. This morning the farmer of that farm was on Radio 4's the Today program, and was adamant that his cattle did not have foot and mouth.

Apparently as a precaution he called in a vet, in part as he has fields close to one of the other farms. The vet looked at his cattle, and took advice from DEFRA which led to the closure but was certain that the cattle did not have foot and mouth. The measures are a precaution only.


The BBC has this.

Oh, and the government has now, a week late, agreed to close foot paths in the protection zone. I just hope it is not too late.

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