Foot and mouth

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Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science
Britain’s top vet was newly qualified when the outbreak hit. Here, she talks about the devastating slaughter and tracking virus variants

Robin McKie

21, Feb, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Tuberculosis threat requires mass cull of cattle, not badgers, study reveals
National-scale research heavily contradicts government’s badger policy and says emphasis on cattle is only way to curb epidemic

Damian Carrington

02, Jul, 2014 @5:00 PM

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Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

At the Diamond particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, experiments using light 10,000 times brighter than the sun have implications for the fight against cancer, says Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg

01, Feb, 2014 @8:04 PM

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Let pigs eat swill and stop wasting precious resources | Thomasina Miers
Thomasina Miers: Regulated waste-processing plants would help reduce costs and save the planet's resources

Thomasina Miers

23, Nov, 2013 @7:00 PM

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Foot-and-mouth disease: why control is key to economic growth

Many developing countries depend on trade in livestock. Controlling animal diseases is crucial to their food security and economic growth

Keith Sumption

29, May, 2013 @10:05 AM

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Badgers culls don't stop tuberculosis in cattle – the evidence is clear | Julia Kaminski
Julia Kaminski: The government is ignoring scientists' advice on bovine TB – killing badgers is not the solution

Julia Kaminski

11, Aug, 2011 @8:00 AM

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Foot and mouth disease detectable before it turns infectious, scientists say

Research suggests pre-emptive mass culling of cattle may not be necessary

Alok Jha, science correspondent

05, May, 2011 @6:12 PM

Country diary: Northumberland
Veronica Heath: Northumberland

Veronica Heath

17, Sep, 2009 @11:05 PM

U-turn over 'foot and mouth' lab

Redevelopment of the laboratory at the centre of the last outbreak vetoed - raising fears over risks to animals

David Adam

22, Feb, 2009 @12:01 AM

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Farmers sue for damages in Pirbright foot-and-mouth outbreak

Government and two laboratories face claim for £1.5m over alleged negligence in last year's outbreak

Angela Balakrishnan and agencies

17, Oct, 2008 @11:55 AM

Porton Down's deadly anthrax labs too old for safety, say MPs

Biosecurity 'undermined by poor maintenance', says report that highlights risk of more Pirbright-type leaks

Ian Sample, science correspondent

24, Jun, 2008 @11:01 PM

New animal disease institute proposed

Scientific institute should be set up to tackle threat from exotic animal diseases, review suggests

Owen Bowcott

12, Mar, 2008 @12:05 AM

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