Foot and Mouth Confirmed In Britain
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
All British Eventing fixtures will continue to run this weekend following the confirmation of foot and mouth (FMD) disease on a farm in Surrey. None of this weekend's events are affected by the declaration of a Protection Zone, Surveillance Zone, and Restricted Zone in the area. The Restricted Zone implements a ban on the movement of susceptible animals (among other measures) and covers the whole of England (similar measures are in force in Scotland and Wales). Horses are not on the list of susceptible animals as FMD is an infectious disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals, in particular cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer. All events, via their British Eventing Regional Directors, have been in close consultation with DEFRA to ensure any necessary precautions are taken.
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