Information on blood tests taken by species is not available. However, of the 2,372 premises from which samples were taken, 56 per cent. returned positive results.
Details of numbers of premises sampled, by county and by premises status, along with the numbers returning positive results, are available in the Library of the House.
A negative lab result does not mean that infection was absent. Each case is confirmed on the basis of a clinical diagnosis of foot and mouth disease by the vet on the farm, supported by convincing clinical evidence.
DEFRA Disease Control System database as at