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Temporary control zone declared following suspected FMDV case
The Temporary Control Zone has been declared around a premises in West Norfolk.

"The premises remains under restriction pending the outcome of official tests" - Defra.

A temporary disease control zone has been declared in West Norfolk following a suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMDV).

The temporary 10km control zone was placed around premises near Feltwell, Kings Lynn, on Thursday (June 23).

It orders that no animal is moved into or out of the control zone, 'except where the movement is necessary to complete a journey started before the creation of the zone'.

Defra said in a statement: “Following suspicion of vesicular disease in pigs, and as a precaution to prevent the spread of disease, a 10 km Temporary Control Zone has been declared around a premises Near Feltwell, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk.

“The premises remains under restriction pending the outcome of official tests.”

FMDV is a notifiable disease of cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep and pigs. It is highly infectious, spread through direct contact with an infected animal or indirectly through equipment, vehicles and clothing.

The last outbreak of FMDV in Great Britain was in 2007.

Full details of the restrictions are available at gov.uk

 

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Laura Muir wins gold at Commonwealth Games

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 Veterinary surgeon and Olympic silver-medalist Laura Muir scooped the gold medal in the 1500m final Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Winning Scotland's 12th title of the games, Muir finished in four minutes 2.75 seconds, collecting her second medal in 24 hours.

Dr Muir commented on her win: "I just thought my strength is in my kick and I just tried to trust it and hope nobody would catch me. I ran as hard as I could to the line.

"It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot." 

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Views sought on NOAH Compendium

Users of the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium app and website are being asked to share their views on how it can be improved.

In a new survey, users are asked about some suggested future developments, such as notifications for new and updated datasheets, sharing links to datasheets, and enhanced search functionality.

It comes after NOAH ceased publication of the NOAH Compendium book as part of its sustainability and environmental commitments. The website and the app will now be the main routes to access datasheets and view any changes.