Botulism in Devon Update

UK - It is believed that approximately 40 cattle have so far died at the farms in the Dunkeswell and Hemyock areas, on the border between East Devon and Somerset.
calendar icon 22 September 2006
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The outbreak of botulism is being linked to a consignment of chicken manure containing chicken carcasses which had been sold to the farms to be used as fertiliser. All farms have agreed to a cessation of movement of livestock in or out of the premises, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The outbreak of the disease was first reported on Friday, September 15 by the Veterinary Laboratories Agency which in turn notified the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Last night Devon County Council confirmed that officers from its trading standards department were investigating the events that led up to the outbreak.


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