17 January 1996

Newcastle third

TWO more outbreaks of Newcastle disease in poultry have been confirmed by MAFF. Movement restrictions have been enforced around a farm near Burgess Hill, East Sussex.

An outbreak has also been confirmed in a turkey rearing unit at Ross-on-Wye, Hereford. The case is the third confirmed outbreak this year. The first outbreak has been confirmed as the virulent classical strain of the disease. See p33 for more details. &#42