UK: New Welsh slaughter as more FMD evidence emerges
Following yesterday's cull of 4,000 sheep, a further 1,500 sheep are to be slaughtered in Wales after blood tests revealed new evidence of exposure to foot and mouth disease in sheep grazing in the Brecon Beacons. The total number of confirmed infected sheep in Wales stands at 114. As many as 4,000 sheep will be moved down from the Beacons for testing before the end of the week, and farmers are concerned that remaining flocks are now under threat. The Welsh Assembly's rural affairs committee has been called back from its summer recess to agree emergency measures to handle this latest outbreak of the disease and debate relief packages for farmers.
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