Outbreak At Second Farm Confirmed

SURREY - Cattle culled at a second Surrey farm have tested positive for foot-and-mouth disease, it has been confirmed.
calendar icon 14 September 2007
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The "precautionary" cull of animals had taken place at Stroude Farm, Egham, near the scene of the outbreak of the disease discovered on Wednesday.

Initial tests say the strain found on Wednesday was the same as that found during the outbreak in August.

The government is also considering easing movement restrictions on animals in England, as in Scotland and Wales.

Control zone

Debby Reynolds, the government's chief vet, confirmed that foot-and-mouth had been present at the farm - taking the total number of farms where the disease has been found in 2007 to four.

Ms Reynolds said she was glad that all the animals on the farm had been culled before the test results were announced.

Stroude farm is about 10 miles from the Pirbright research complex - blamed as the source for the foot-and-mouth outbreaks at two farms last month.

Source: BBCnews
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