DEFRA has confirmed that foot and mouth disease movement restrictions will be lifted outside the Risk Area on Wednesday 15 October in parallel with the lifting of the foot and mouth protection zone in Surrey.
In the report into last months FMD outbreak in Surrey, Professor Brian Spratt of Imperial College London, noted that foot and mouth virus could survive in slurry for six months, on hay or straw for 20 weeks, and in water up to 50 days.
Eases in Government restrictions after the foot-and-mouth outbreak means livestock markets will resume from Monday. Animals prone to the disease can also be taken to shows from that day, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said. The ne
It has been agreed this morning [23 Aug 2007] that live animals and meat products can be exported from outside of the Surveillance Zone in Surrey, from Sat 25 Aug 2007, to the rest of the European Union, with additional veterinary supervision and ce
Two journalists covering the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Surrey have been arrested after breaching a cordon inside a protected zone close to Wanborough. The two freelance male journalists were charged under Section 27 of the Animal Health Act an