Archive Article: 2002/04/12

12 April 2002

F&Mnot only threat to UKlivestock

Hopefully, foot-and-mouth is behind us but other infectious diseases continue to threaten the UK livestock industry. The list includes Johnes disease and bovine virus diarrhoea and Maedi visna in sheep.

Since eradication is difficult and expensive, its vital to stop their spread to uninfected units.

Many producers think a closed herd is impractical despite expert advice. But how many ask for health assurances before buying in bulls and rams? Its a simple question that could save much heartache and cash.

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