Foot and Mouth movement to slaughter go ahead for UK

Good news following the recent governmnet statement from Debby Reynolds who has just announced movements to slaughter under general licence will commence in England and Wales from midnight.

In her daily briefing on the foot and mouth outbreak, she also announced that fallen stock collections will restart at the same time.

All movements – whether of dead or live animals – will be subject to strict biosecurity measures and will only apply in areas outside the protection and surveillance zones.

However, the general GB wide movement remains in place.

Mrs Reynolds also revealed that stock on a farm next to the second infected premises had also been culled because of signs they could be infected with the disease.

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