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Foot and Mouth Suspected in Sussex

By Bob Ewing     Oct 2, 2007 in Health
The possibility of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Sussex has caused a temporary ban to be placed on the movement of all livestock within the banned region. This is a precautionary measure.
The British government has set up a temporary foot-and-mouth control zone on the border of East and West Sussex..
The zone is 3km (1.8 mile) and has been placed around premises that are located near Haywards Heath. This is a precautionary measure put in place when clinical signs of the disease were found.
Laboratory tests are being conducted. and the movement of animals to and from premises, including into or out of the zone, are stopped.
All livestock owners are being advised to check their animals twice a day,
The temporary zone should only last a few days until lab results are available and the disease situation clearer.
The disease has been confirmed in cattle at eight farms in Surrey since August.
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