ARCHIVE: Exotic animal disease risks
Defra is responsible for the management and co-ordination of the response to outbreaks and incidents of exotic animal disease such as Foot and Mouth Disease, Avian Influenza, Bluetongue, Classical Swine Fever and Rabies in England at the local and national level, working closely with partners from other government departments, operational partner and stakeholder organisations.
Detailed information is set out in Defra's Contingency Plan for Exotic Animal Diseases.
In the event of an outbreak or incident in Wales or Scotland, Defra, and Animal Health as the main delivery body, work closely with policy officials in the devolved administrations to ensure a consistent and co-ordinated disease control response throughout GB.
Further information can be found on the Defra website:
Page last modified: 29 October 2008
Page published: 13 February 2008