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Landrace Pigs (Atrophic Rhinitis)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will inform all owners of Landrace pigs individually of the standstill order being imposed owing to the outbreak of atrophic rhinitis, in order to minimise the risk of spreading this disease, hitherto unknown in this country.

Following confirmation of the existence of atrophic rhinitis last May, notices restricting the movement of all Landrace pigs imported in 1953, and their progeny and all other contact pigs were served on 514 owners under the Atrophic Rhinitis Order, 1954. The restrictions on 511 of the farms have since been removed and I hope it will be possible to lift the restrictions from the remaining three farms shortly.