Second bluetongue case confirmed in Cambridgeshire

New animal movement restrictions are being introduced in Cambridgeshire after a second case of bluetongue disease was confirmed in the county.

Defra has confirmed that the new case was found in cattle grazing near Pymoor.

A new control zone has been put in place covering the affected area.

The wider control zone now includes parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambs, Northants, Kent and Sussex.

Animals in this area can only be taken out of the zone if they are to go directly for slaughter.

The control is surrounded by a larger protection zone which remains unchanged.

Another case was of the disease was identified in Peterborough earlier this month.

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