Foot and mouth tests conducted on sheep at a unit in Surrey

Foot and mouth disease tests are being carried out on sheep at a holding in Chessington, Surrey, FWi has learned.

Chessington is just 20 miles from the Pirbright research site which has been described as very likely to be the source of the foot and mouth outbreak which began on 3 August 2007.

Farmers Weekly is working to confirm the exact location of the tests.