Mad Cow and Foot and Mouth Disease Spreading

A British farmer aims bolt gun to kill another of his cows in effort to contain spread of foot and mouth virus. Photograph © 2001 by The Associated Press.
A British farmer aims bolt gun to kill another of his cows in effort to contain spread of foot and mouth virus. Photograph © 2001 by The Associated Press.

March 26, 2001 -

Foot and Mouth Disease Spreading Internationally

The Dutch Agriculture Minister confirmed last week that four cows and hundreds of goats in Holland are infected and the herd and flocks must be destroyed and incinerated. The European Union quickly imposed a ban on livestock exports from the Netherlands and on exports of meat, dairy and animal products from four Dutch provinces. About 17,000 animals within a 1000 yard radius of the three infected farms will be killed.

 

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