HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 c90WA
The Earl of Caithness

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What instructions they have given with regard to disinfecting stock before they are burned on account of foot and mouth. [HL1686]

Baroness Hayman

Veterinary advice issued to field staff is that all carcasses should be sprayed with an approved foot and mouth disease disinfectant, generally 0.2 per cent citric acid, before burning. This will destroy any virus on the surface of the carcasses.