Good news the foot-and-mouth suspect case at Laurence Matthews’ farm in Dorking is clear, according to a DEFRA announcement today.

Chief vet Debby Reynolds told a press conference the “Temporary Control Zone around a farm in Surrey has been lifted following negative results for Foot and Mouth Disease”.

Having listened to Laurence speak to the press and on local radio, it was always pretty hopeful it was only going to be a suspect. It’s good news all round for both him and other farmers in the area.

This just shows how important it is to remain extra vigilant when it comes to checking stock and to report even the slightest thing, particularly in this hot weather.

For more on this suspect case and information on signs of foot and mouth go to DEFRA website.