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Contingency Planning
Foot-and-mouth disease emergency planning
  1. Peter Roeder
  1. Taurus Animal Health, Holly Hedge Cottage, Spats Lane, Headley Down, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8SY e-mail:

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I AM concerned, even alarmed, at the frequency with which I am seeing reported complacent statements made by both technical and non-technical personnel, including in the technical press, concerning this country's preparedness for an incursion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). We are repeatedly assured that the UK is well placed to deal with future FMD outbreaks. Ten years after the devastating epidemic of 2001, I see …

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