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Caseons Lymphademitis

Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number of outbreaks of caseons lymphademitis reported to his Department; what is the number of restriction orders placed on farms; what action he intends taking; whether compensation will be paid to affected farmers; and if he will make a statement.

Caseons lymphademitis has been confirmed on two premises and movement restrictions placed on a further 10 premises to date. Material taken from suspect goats and sheep is still being examined and tracing of animals connected with the source of infection is continuing. More information on the extent and nature of the infection is needed before decisions are taken on what further action is required.