UK: Renewed slaughters begin to stamp out foot and mouth in Wales
The slaughter of around 4,000 sheep is to begin today in Wales to combat a pocket of foot and mouth that has emerged in the Brecon Beacons. Blood tests conducted on flocks of sheep in the region revealed that significant numbers had been exposed to the virus which causes the disease. Tests are being carried out on a further 6,000 sheep, which could also be culled if the results indicate exposure to the virus.
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