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Protection zone is extended; Farming.

THE Bluetongue Protection Zone will be extended again from today.

It will now cover Herefordshire, Telford and Wrekin and districts in Shropshire - all previously in the surveillance zone.

Extension into the last parts of the surveillance zone has been agreed following a review of the vaccine available in the supply chain.

This completes the roll-out to the counties previously in the surveillance zone - and means that no surveillance zone remains in England.

Livestock keepers in the areas coming into the protection zone will be able to obtain the vaccine as from today.

Protection zone restrictions will apply to those keepers coming into the extended zone.

Animals can only be moved out of the protection zone if they are vaccinated, naturally immune or moving for slaughter, subject to meeting certain conditions.
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2008
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