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Prelims will be out in the morning but a definite answer takes a couple of days :roll:

 

Then they have to strain type it to see if it is the same one as before :evil:

 

In some respects that would be good as it was attenuated so it wouldn't spread easily :?

 

If it isn't the same one :shock:

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Since the farmer only found the cow this morning, how can the tests come back so quickly?

 

Sad news anyhow. :(

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Prelim test is a bit like a pregnancy test you get a line but they have to do a detailed ELISA to properly confirm it :wink:

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The whole thing is just a mess and I suspect it's all to do with that faulty drain and the flooding at the lab. It was simple logic-fixing a drain is much easier than having to compensate for the loss of stock. :roll:

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Not again :twisted: - I heard it while I was at work today.

 

We were just ready to take pigs to the abattoir last time - and we're ready to take another two now - I forgot to phone the abattoir yesterday :roll:

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My goats were stranded in the middle of the restricted zone last time and I couldnt get them, was planning to collect them this Sunday now a movement ban in force!

Surely someone has done a naughty and moved some livestock sneakily?

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Oh Lesley, dont know how you can cope with stressing over F&M and your poor piggies! ;( it'd break my heart!!!

 

Its terrible!

 

I dont know much about F & M but why do ALL animals have to be killed? Can it harm humans????

 

Sorry if i sound a right thicko/bimbo.

 

I hope everything turns out ok! xxxxx

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It is so infectious FC that is why they kill everything that may have been in contact :cry:

 

In very rare cases it can cause a slight infection in humans but it is very minor and EXTREMELY RARE :shock:

 

There is a human disease called hand foot and mouth which is not related to the animal disease :wink:

 

Animal F&M causes vessicles (blisters) which rupture and become very sore which makes the animal lame and it also finds it difficult to eat so it will lose condition :cry: They will get better but the damage done to the immune system makes them weak and vulnerable to other infections in the future :roll:

 

It is so infectious because the virus multiplies in the animals cells faster than the animal can make antibodies so the infection floods the body before the animal can mount a defense to tackle it :shock:

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GOSh!

 

i am thankful you posted that!

 

it could have a massive impact on everthing then.

Terrible.

 

i didnt really pay much attention to F and M before having animals of my own to be honest, silly! But honest.

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Most small children get hand, foot and mouth when they start at school or nursery. As Louise has said, it is not related at all and is a minor viral infection.

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