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Pheasants with Newcastle disease came from France

by 5m Editor
20 July 2005, at 12:00am

UK - The Poultry industry has raised concerns over the time Defra vets are taking to cull 9000 imported pheasants on a farm in Surrey, following the discovery of the highly contagious Newcastle Disease. Working with Defra, French authorities have traced the infection to a large game bird farm in the Loire Atlantique area and the French have imposed a voluntary ban on all pheasant exports to the UK. This consignment was the only one from the French farm to the UK since June 1. <i>Source: FWi</I>

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