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Brucellosis

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on which dates since 24 January 1987 the dairy herd of Messrs. T and J. J. Rainey, 256–62 Ballygowan road, Crossnacreery, Belfast, has been tested for brucellosis; and on which dates the results were made available to the herd owners.

Twelve animals in this herd were tested on 10 March 1987 and retested on 24 March 1987. The herd owner was verbally advised of the results by Department of Agriculture staff on 19 March 1987 and 3 April 1987 respectively. The annual brucellosis herd test was completed on 28 October 1987. Results of annual tests are notified to herd owners only when a positive or inconclusive reaction occurs. All of these tests were negative.