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Foot and Mouth Disease: The 1967 outbreak and its aftermath, vol. 18.

Reynolds, LA and Tansey, EM (Eds). (2003) Foot and Mouth Disease: The 1967 outbreak and its aftermath, vol. 18. [Book]. Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Vol.18. The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL: London, England. Green open access

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Abstract

In 1967/8 Britain experienced the worst FMD epidemic of the 20th century. Attributed to pig swill containing infected Argentine lamb, 2228 outbreaks were recorded during a nine-month period, resulting in the slaughter of nearly 450 000 animals, statistics only surpassed by the 2001 FMD epidemic. In this Witness Seminar, Lord Soulsby led the discussion by veterinarians, virologists, academics and farmers of MAFF’s State Veterinary Service procedures and their subsequent investigations for the Northumberland Committee (1969); the contribution of Pirbright and the establishment of the World Vaccine Bank for FMD; the hardship endured by the farmers and political views of the historic slaughter policy alongside the debate over vaccination, both in Westminster and in Europe Participants included: Miss Mary Brancker, Mr Keith Meldrum, Dr Noel Mowat, Lord Plumb, Mr Howard Rees, Dr Robert Sellers, Mr Angus Taylor and Mr Ken Tyrrell.

Type: Book
Title: Foot and Mouth Disease: The 1967 outbreak and its aftermath, vol. 18.
ISBN-13: 9780854840960
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: Foot-and-Mouth disease; FMD; Northumberland Committee; MAFF; State Veterinarian Service; Pirbright; vaccination; World Vaccine Bank
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2062
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