HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 cc7-8W
61. Mr. Farr

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total number of farm animals which have died so far as a result of the recent outbreak of fluoroacetamide poisoning in Kent.

Mr. Soames

I can comment only upon cases where my officers have received direct information or where they carried out their own examinations. Seventeen cows, including two belonging to the Ministry used as controls, and possibly seven sheep are known to us or believed by us to have died as a result of this outbreak, but other deaths have been reported from the district. Most of these deaths occurred in the early part of the summer.