FMD – Movement Ban

As part of the response to the confirmation of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey, a National (GB) movement ban has been introduced on the movement of all susceptible animals. This list of susceptible species includes cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, rodents (other than pets) as well as camels, llamas, guanaco, vicuna, alcapas and elephants. (The ban does not cover horses, poultry, cats or dogs.) All activities involving animals moving on or off livestock premises, or activities that involve contractors working on multiple farms (e.g. contract shearers, AI technicians or dippers) are affected by the ban. The ban will be in place until the disease situation has been fully investigated. The primary aim is to minimise risk of disease spread.

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Article by SCF

19 September 2007

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