HC Deb 16 July 1979 vol 970 cc358-9W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now consider introducing a slaughter and compensation policy for Aujesky's disease, in view of the substantial risk of the disease spreading to epidemic levels as a result of a vaccine policy.

Mr. Wiggin

We shall decide what action to take in the light of the information received as a result of making the disease notifiable and from the comprehensive surveys which are being undertaken.

No plans have been formulated to introduce a vaccination policy. The veterinary service is considering the experimental use of inactivated vaccine under rigidly controlled conditions as one of the means of controlling the disease.

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