HC Deb 25 April 1932 vol 265 cc23-4
39. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Agricul- ture whether there have been any fresh cases of foot-and-mouth disease during the past week in Kent or elsewhere; and what is the present situation?


No fresh cases of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in Kent or elsewhere in Great Britain since that of the 18th April at Cheriton. The herd of 70 cattle in which the affected animals were discovered was slaughtered by direction of the Ministry, slaughter being completed on the evening of the 19th April. The remaining stock on the farm, consisting of 14 cattle, 31 calves and 1,366 sheep and lambs, were treated with serum as a protective measure. The origin of this outbreak has not yet been discovered, but investigations are proceeding.

Brigadier-General BROWN

Did any of the animals which were treated with serum contract the disease?


No, Sir; there has been no further development.

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