USA: USDA denies FMD rumours, after commodity market battered
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has denied reports that emerged yesterday [Wednesday] that foot and mouth disease (FMD) had been found in five cattle at a livestock market in Holton, Kansas. USDA spokeswoman Alisa Harrison explained in a statement that the mouth blisters, discovered on Tuesday during routine inspections, tested negative for FMD at a USDA animal disease laboratory in Plum Island, New York.
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