FMD2007 – restrictions relax further

by

Defra announced today that from 00:01 on Monday 3 September, livestock markets for cattle, sheep, and pigs will be allowed  to resume in England and Wales, outside of the Surveillance Zone in Surrey. Also from this date, animals susceptible to FMD can be taken to shows involving animals, outside of the Surveillance Zone.

Chief Veterinary Officer, Debby Reynolds said, “Having considered carefully a veterinary risk assessment of allowing animals to move to livestock markets and agricultural shows, I have concluded that these can restart from Monday as part of our staged  risk-based approach to easing movement controls. A number of additional conditions apply while the surveillance zone remains in place and it is critical that these are adhered to strictly by everyone involved.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: