Foot and mouth tests negative on fourth farm

LONDON (Reuters) - Foot and mouth tests on livestock on a fourth farm in southern England outside an initial containment zone have proved negative, the government said on Saturday, easing fears the disease had spread.
calendar icon 11 August 2007
clock icon 1 minute read
The farm is located some 12 miles (19 km) east of the main surveillance zone in Surrey where livestock on two farms have tested positive for the highly infectious virus.

Tests on a third farm within that initial surveillance zone proved negative.

"The results (on the fourth farm) were negative and the temporary control zone has been lifted," a spokesman for the farm and environment ministry, Defra, said.

Source: Reuters
© 2000 - 2024 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.