Livestock Disease
The 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak cost the UK £6-9 billion. In 2010/11, the government spent £91 million compensating farmers for bovine TB. It is considering proposals for sharing costs and responsibilities for preventing and controlling disease with the livestock industry. This POSTnote examines disease threats to UK livestock, outlines prevention and control measures, and looks at factors likely to contribute to future disease.
Short title:
Livestock Disease
Start date:
2011-02
End date:
2011-05
Homepage:
http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-392
Focus:
Biotechnology, Health
Project leader:
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the UK Parliament (POST)
Country:
UK

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