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Risk of Cattle Disease Now ‘Highest Ever’16 September 2008
UK - The threat of bluetongue breaking out in Wales is higher than ever before, a farming chief from Powys has claimed, following confirmation that six cattle near the Welsh border had tested positive for the disease.
Gareth Vaughan, Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) president, from Dolfor, near Newtown, said the threat of the cattle disease breaking out in the country has never been so high.
Mr Vaughan said: “This is a deeply concerning development and we also understand that five animals imported from the Continent are currently being tested on a number of holdings in North Wales.”
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Source: Shropshire Star