a bull from a farm in Cornwall have today shown initial negative
results for foot and mouth disease.
further tests are done. Imposed because the bull was found to be
showing signs of a disease which vets could not rule out as being
foot-and-mouth disease, the restrictions mean that all animal
movements within a five mile radius of the farm have been halted.
Definitive results from laboratory tests can take up to 96 hours.
1) The samples are being analysed at the Institute for Animal Health
in Pirbright, Surrey.
2) Defra is following the first stages of the interim foot-and-mouth
disease contingency plan. Drawn up with stakeholders following the
2001 outbreak, the plans are available on the DEFRA website.
3) The farm is in the parish of St Cleer, near Liskeard, Cornwall.