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
- Damage to our agricultural and tourist economy
- Mass cull / disposal of animal carcasses
- Loss of livelihoods for farmers / farm workers / tourism
- Public health risks
- Increased food costs to consumers
- Impact on businesses