Second FMD outbreak confirmed

A SECOND outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been confirmed, the Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said today.Tests completed overnight on samples from the cattle culled on a second farm within the protection zone in Surrey confirmed the disease.

A SECOND outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been confirmed, the Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said today.

Tests completed overnight on samples from the cattle culled on a second farm within the protection zone in Surrey confirmed the disease.

It comes after a new herd was identified with clinical signs of the disease by Animal Health staff as part of their surveillance activity within the larger protection zone in Surrey.

Chief veterinary officer Debby Reynolds ordered that the herd be culled as soon as practicable, Defra said last night.

The disease was first confirmed on a farm near Guildford last Friday.

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