and Mouth Disease articles
Living in the heart the Devon 'hot spot'
Richard Gard was commissioned by the Veterinary Times to write a series of
first hand account weekly articles on the social and economic impact of
the Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic on family farms in his area, starting in March 2001.
The articles were written as the epidemic
developed and highlight many of the concerns and experiences at the
Contact from agents or publishers with an
interest in a further publication would be welcomed. The social impact of
disease control is an important developing area.
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whole set of 40 article (PDF files in a ZIP file 214KB)
01 Day 42 & Counting
02 The Dairy Farmers View
03 ‘It’s getting to me too’
04 Contiguous Cull Disease
05 The Appliance of Science
06 Here comes the matchstick man
07 Defining the voice of experience
08 100 Days & On
09 Devil in the detail
10 Combining Science and Human Awareness
11 Serious questions and no real answers
12 A Policemans lot
13 Living in the zone
14 A bakers dozen
15 Normal service being resumed
16 Culling the combine
17 No pitchforks at the church
18 Action and reaction
19 The people versus Foot & Mouth
20 Disinfectant for breakfast
21 Uttermost care
22 Bring on the third umpire
23 Hurrah for Bishop Bronescombe
24 Touching wood
25 Selling Miss March
26 Seeing the full picture
27 On form and fit to farm
28 Baffled by Biosecurity
29 Vibrating Machine Operatives
30 Speaking the written word
31 Inventing the future
32 Grunting and Groaning
33 Freedom – well almost
34 The right image
36 Oh Yes it is
37 Blowing in the wind
38 Blaming the children
39 Before and After
40 Debating the triptych
These articles are made available
with the kind permission of the Editor of Veterinary Times.
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