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FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE INVESTIGATION IN CORNWALL - INITIAL RESULTS NEGATIVE

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Overnight tests carried out in connection with an investigation into ...
Overnight tests carried out in connection with an investigation into

a bull from a farm in Cornwall have today shown initial negative

results for foot and mouth disease.

Movement restrictions imposed yesterday will remain in place as

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.

Notes

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.

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