Bovine TB outbreak in Welsh goats
22 July 2008 - BBC News
Cases of bovine TB have been found in goats in Carmarthenshire. The Welsh Assembly Government confirmed the outbreak and said it knew of a
similar case in England which is understood to be linked. The disease in goats is "unusual", and animal health officials are checking
to see if it has spread to other herds.
... An assembly government spokeswoman said: "We are aware of an outbreak of
bovine TB in goats in England and Wales that includes a case in
Defra's executive agency Animal Health are responsible for management of the
outbreak, as well as possible tracings to other herds.
... The GVS on its website said the disease was first found following a post
mortem examination of a goat in Wales a few weeks ago. "The herd in question was in the process of being sold up due to retirement
at the time the discovery was made," writes the society's secretary Nick Clayton
to members. "And many of the goats from that herd went to two other herds, from both of
which stock had been sold on quite widely."
... The majority of goat milk producers pasteurise
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