Criminal investigation into suspected cattle botulism

UK - A criminal investigation has been launched into a case of suspected botulism in cattle on the east Devon and Somerset border, it has emerged.
calendar icon 22 September 2006
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Devon County Council trading standards service said there was a possible association with the use of animal by-products.

"The case is, at this stage, a criminal investigation under the animal by-products legislation, so we are unable to give further details for risk of prejudicing the inquiry," said a council spokesman.

"There are strict controls covering the disposal of animal by-products and our role is to investigate the circumstances concerning any alleged non-compliance.

"We work with other agencies such as Defra and the State Veterinary Service and all have discrete roles to play in the management and control of animal diseases," added the spokesman.

Source: 24dash.com

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