Animal Diseases

Animal diseases which are of most concern to us in Dorset are those which are highly contagious and cause high fatality rates amongst our livestock or may infect people.

  • Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Rabies 

Impact

  • Damage to our agricultural and tourist economy
  • Mass cull / disposal of animal carcasses
  • Loss of livelihoods for farmers / farm workers / tourism
  • Public health risks  

Consequences

  • Increased food costs to consumers
  • Impact on businesses

Risk Rating: Medium

Farmyard Cow
Farmyard Pig
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