Written Answers. - Bovine Diseases.

Thursday, 10 April 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 477 No. 4

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  115.  Mr. J. Walsh  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   if his attention has been drawn to the alarming increase in outbreaks of brucellosis in west Cork cattle herds; and the steps, if any, he is taking to address this problem. [9487/97]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates  I am aware of the brucellosis problem in a small number of herds in west Cork. My Department is taking the necessary action to deal with the problem including monthly testing of all reactor herds in the area, blood testing of all contiguous herds every two months, monitoring of all dairy herds through monthly milk ring testing and depopulation of badly infected herds.


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