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NZ Environmental Agency Tops Global Study

Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 9:52 am | Defra UK

NZ Environmental Agency Tops Global Study A global study commissioned by the British Government has named New Zealand’s official ecolabelling agency as a world leader. The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has analysed 207 ... More >>

H5N1 Avian Influenza Confirmed In Poultry

Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 8:36 am | Defra UK

Following further test results from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) the Acting Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that the strain of Avian Influenza present at the Infected Premises near Diss is the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain. More >>

UK FMD Control Zone Lifted, Vigilance Still Needed

Sunday, 12 August 2007, 2:23 am | Defra UK

The Temporary Control Zone around a farm in Surrey, UK, has been lifted following negative results for Foot and Mouth Disease, but "it is crucial that all animal keepers continue to check their animals," says Chief Veterinary Officer, Debby Reynolds. More >>

FMD Update: Publication Of Interim Report

Saturday, 11 August 2007, 1:52 am | Defra UK

In accordance with contingency planning arrangements vaccination is at the forefront of disease control policy in Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks. Arrangements for vaccination were triggered immediately disease was confirmed on 3rd August 2007. More >>

UK FMD Movement Ban - Limited Movements Permitted

Thursday, 9 August 2007, 7:00 am | Defra UK

The ban on movements of FMD susceptible animals remains in place throughout UK. However, the decision has been taken to permit the movement of live animals direct to slaughter, and the collection of dead animals from farms. More >>

UK Foot And Mouth Update: 2nd Case Confirmed

Wednesday, 8 August 2007, 6:30 am | Defra UK

Laboratory tests this morning confirmed the presence of Foot and Mouth Disease in the cattle herd where culling began yesterday as a slaughter on suspicion. The outbreak is located on a farm within the existing main larger Protection Zone. More >>

More Foot And Mouth Disease Test Results In Surrey

Monday, 6 August 2007, 8:26 pm | Defra UK

The culling of the cattle on the infected enterprise in Surrey was completed yesterday [4 August 2007]. This included the 38 cattle known to be infected, and the cattle on the 2 additional sites. More >>

Foot & Mouth Disease Confirmed In Cattle, In UK

Saturday, 4 August 2007, 9:09 pm | Defra UK

Following an investigation of suspected vesicular disease by Animal Health on a holding near Guildford in Surrey, laboratory results on Friday evening, 3 August indicated the presence of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus in samples from cattle on ... More >>