FMD2007 – restrictions relax further


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.”


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