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[06 MAR 01] WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Foot And Mouth Crisis Takes In Stratford

Parts of Stratford have been caught up in the foot and moth crisis, with a new infected area being declared to the east of the town.

A case of the disease has been discovered at a farm on the border between Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture have designated an area in the immediate countryside an infected area.

The new zone stretches to the north of Worcester, the south of Birmingham and the west of Stratford.

It means that movements around the area are heavily restricted. In particular animals being sent straight to slaughter under the new licensing arrangements set up by the government must not be driven through the area.

In addition, Stratford District Council has announced that it will be stepping up dog patrols.

Any dogs not on leads risk being taken in as they can spread the disease.

In the infected area dogs can be taken out on roads, but must be kept under strict control. They are banned from running across fields.

Last week Warwickshire County Council made it an offence to walk on footpaths in the county.

The north of the county is also under restrictions, with Nuneaton, Bedworth and Atherstone and a small section of Coventry being included in an infected area following the discovery of a case at a farm at Fenny Drayton.

Parks have been closed in Coventry and dog-owners are being urged to keep their pets off grassland.

A national helpline for farmers was launched today by the Depression Alliance, to help those affected by foot and mouth disease. The number is 0870 240 2822.
 

SEE [02 MAR 01] FOOTBALL OFF AS CITY PARKS AND PATHS CLOSE
SEE [02 MAR 01] DON'T LET THE DOGS OUT IN DISEASE AREA
SEE [01 MAR 01] COVENTRY IN FOOT AND MOUTH RISK AREA
SEE [28 FEB 01] FOOT AND MOUTH CASE FOUND NEAR NUNEATON
 

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