a pig slaughtered yesterday at an abattoir in Leicestershire have
shown initial negative results for FMD and swine vesicular disease.
further tests are done.
Work to trace the pig's source premises continues. Vets have visited
and cleared 12 premises and will visit a further 22 during the course
of today, in North Yorkshire, Humberside, East Riding of Yorkshire
and South Yorkshire. Selby Market remains under restriction.
1) The samples are being analysed at the Institute for Animal Health
in Pirbright, Surrey.
2) Definitive laboratory results should be available early next week.
3) Interim contingency plans drawn up with stakeholders following the
2001 outbreak are available on the DEFRA website.