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From the Westmorland Gazette October 2001 "Over the Gate" Jeff Swift

"........With ring vaccination you begin at the perimeter of the areas, progressing inwards towards thecentre.

To be successful, diagnosis, typing of virus and the vaccination itself must all be speedy.

For information about the vaccine and also its likely effects, I take as my authority the clinical virologist Dr Ruth Watkins who in turn gleaned information from Prof Fred Brown, DrsPaul Sutmoller, Simon Barteling and Paul Kitching (world wide experts on foot-and-mouth disease).

The vaccine is a killed (inactivated) one.

It induces immunity but does not infect the vaccinated animal.

This type of foot-and-mouth vaccine has been used for 40 years and is well tested in the field.

Hundreds of millions of vaccinated animals have been eaten in Europe and billions of gallons of milk have been drunk. ... twice vaccinated meat is imported from SouthAmerica.

Apparently, there is no veterinary reason to slaughter vaccinated animals.

I remember being told that vaccinated animals had to be slaughtered - it looks like that was a myth....."

























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