Spanish farms under observation

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7 August 2007 , MADRID - Forty-eight farms which imported livestock from Britain have been placed under observation in Spain after an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease south of London, officials said on Monday.

7 August 2007

MADRID - Forty-eight farms which imported livestock from Britain have been placed under observation in Spain after an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease south of London, officials said on Monday.

Officials said 1,943 cattle had arrived in the north eastern region of Catalonia since 1 June, including 492 over the past 15 days.

All 48 farms should be inspected immediately by a veterinarian, and "should be placed under observation for no less than 10 days", according to the Spanish Department of Food and Agriculture, "even though none of them imported cattle come from the region where the foot and mouth disease was first detected."

British officials confirmed on Monday a second case of foot and mouth in Surrey, south of London, an area close to the original outbreak.

The European Union approved the British plan to halt all cattle exports and British animal products to the EU and numerous other countries.

(Copyright AFP with Expatica)

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