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Landrace Pigs (Atrophic Rhinitis)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any recurrence of disease among Landrace pigs has now been reported.

Since 1st July, one further outbreak of infectious atrophic rhinitis has been confirmed in Landrace pigs in Cheshire, bringing the total to date in Great Britain to four, one of which was in Fife.

May we take it that time enough has now elapsed for us to be reasonably confident that there will not be further outbreaks of this disease among Landrace pigs?

It is early to give a conclusive reply, but progress is very encouraging.