Temporary foot and mouth Surveillance Zone set up in East Sussex

A 3 km foot and mouth disease Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around a premises near Rye in East Sussex (Monday 15 October).

This is a precautionary measure following a veterinary assessment of suspect signs of disease in sheep. Laboratory tests are in progress and there is no timetable for receiving results.

For details of the Surveillance Zone visit the DEFRA website.

Animal keepers are urged to remain vigilant for disease, check their animals twice a day and report any suspicions immediately.