Transport ban remains in effect

6th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 August 2007, THE HAGUE – The ban on the transport of live cattle, pigs, sheep and goats announced on Saturday after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England will remain in effect for the coming days. The restrictions will not be relaxed at this point.

6 August 2007

THE HAGUE – The ban on the transport of live cattle, pigs, sheep and goats announced on Saturday after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England will remain in effect for the coming days. The restrictions will not be relaxed at this point.

This emerged after consultation between Agriculture Minister Gerda Verburg and representatives from the sector at the ministry in The Hague on Monday.  More than 40 farms have been checked so far for the presence of the dreaded foot and mouth disease.

Veterinarians and inspection services will be carrying out checks at about 150 businesses these days. All farms involved in any transport of livestock between the Netherlands and Great Britain are being checked.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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