A programme to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease will be implemented in Bulgaria between 1 April and 1 December of this year, by the National Veterinary Service , the National Forest Directorate and the Union of Hunters and Anglers . The programme was approved by deputy Farming Minister Georgi Karkumov yesterday (14 March) and will involve daily checks on every cloven hoofed animal that is slaughtered within a 10km belt of Bulgaria's border with Greece and Turkey.