Council in ‘be sensible’ plea over foot and mouth cases
September 19, 2007
The latest foot and mouth disease outbreak has hit Bracknell Forest, with many farms cut off in a surveillance zone.
The outbreak at a farm in Egham, Surrey, was confirmed by government officials last Tuesday and a 10-kilometre control zone, which includes parts of Bracknell Forest and much of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, was imposed.
Within this zone, which was set up at about 9.35am, there is a total ban on live-stock movement and all livestock owners must take every step necessary to prevent any further spread of the disease.
Another herd at a farm in Egham was confirmed to have the disease on Friday.
A Bracknell Forest Borough Council spokeswoman said they were contacting the farms in the borough that came within the control zone, including those in Winkfield, Cranbourne, Woodside and Ascot.
She estimated there would be three farms that came into the area.
Over in the royal borough, which contains parts of Ascot, there are large areas contained within the surveillance zone.