FMD Tests Negative On Third Farm

Defra has revealed that tests from the third suspected farm within the surveillance zone are negative.

The tests confirm that the 362 cows, sheep, pigs and goats which were slaughtered on suspicion of foot and mouth at Hunts Hill Farm did not have foot and mouth disease (FMD).

The negative results will come as relief to the farming community, although the results from the fourth suspected case are still pending.

A 3km temporary protection zone has been set up around the farm at Wotton, near Dorking, and will remain until the tests come back.