disease-free animals

disease-free animals

a term for animals born and reared in an uninfected environment from uninfected parents and guaranteed to be free of infection. More guarded titles are usual, e.g. specific pathogen free, hysterectomy produced, artificially reared.
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He said his department has closely been monitoring the livestock markets to ensure the supply of disease-free animals.
Protection against emerging diseases depends on maintaining disease-free animals and ensuring that systems are in place to respond to outbreaks," says Ronald L.
In the meantime there are a number of things which can be done before the end of the trial to minimise the risk of problems occurring because of the disease, for example: # Prevent the introduction of dis-ease onto the farm by purchasing/ selecting disease-free animals as much as possible; # Minimise the contact between wildlife and cattle, for example, by changing grazing patterns; # Minimise contact between cattle from neighbouring farms.
Last March government officials told Mr Cartwright more than 250 disease-free animals - including deer, goats, horses and other animals - faced quarantine for up to six months.
I seem to recall the former Agriculture Ministry was also responsible for the slaughter of disease-free animals due to a map reading error just a few months ago.
The government extended the overall ban on moving livestock until March 16 but at the same time promised a plan to allow farmers to move disease-free animals under strict conditions.