Further bluetongue and FMD cases

A 3km temporary control zone is in place around a premises near Maidenhead as more animals are tested for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

A 3km temporary control zone is in place around a premises near Maidenhead, Berkshire within the existing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) surveillance zone. This is a precautionary measure following a veterinary assessment of clinical signs. Laboratory tests are ongoing.

Seven outbreaks of FMD have been confirmed since 3 August.

A fourth case of bluetongue has also been confirmed on a third premises near Ipswich, Suffolk. The animal has been culled.

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