HC Deb 11 January 1990 vol 164 cc739-40W
33. Mr. Latham

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the findings of his departmental veterinary service into the deaths of animals connected with Rutland Water in the weeks up to 8 September.

Mr. Maclean

Ten dead lambs and two dogs were examined by Ministry veterinary investigation centres in the period from 21 August to 7 September. Tissue samples were also examined at the university of Dundee. There is evidence that some of the sheep were suffering from relatively common diseases, such as pulpy kidney and pasteurella. However, results show that some of the sheep deaths and that of both dogs may be linked to the ingestion of blue green algal toxins.