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Foot-And-Mouth Disease
Recruitment of Temporary Veterinary Inspectors in FMD emergencies
  1. Noel Stuart
  1. 15 Tenderah Road, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8NT
  1. e-mail: noel.stuart{at}

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I WAS interested in Archie Hunter's letter about the recruitment of Temporary Veterinary Inspectors in foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) emergencies (VR, April 16, 2001, vol 168, p 413).

Yes, MAFF did fall flat on its face in the 2001 FMD outbreak. There did not appear to be any contingency plans in Page Street. …

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