Third foot and mouth case down played

Amongst the fears this morning of a further outbreak outside the surveillance zone, it appears having listened to various radio interviews this morning that the farmer in question is confident his cattle are clear of foot-and-mouth.

The farmer in question is Laurence Matthews, land owner of where the second case was found. Let’s hope the precautionary measures are working so well that this is a “just in case” measure.

Also heard today is that on farm burial of fallen stock is to be allowed within the surveillance zone, as well as movements regarding the delivery of feed.

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