Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Bluetongue are both notifiable diseases.
Following extensive surveillance work, veterinary risk assessment and there having been no further cases of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) discovered, from 31 December 2007 all remaining movement restrictions relating to FMD-susceptible animals and trade within the EU were lifted. For the latest information relating to FMD in the UK, visit the DEFRA website.
Bluetongue disease is caused by a virus spread by midges and affects ruminants but not pigs, horses or humans. For all the latest information relating to Bluetongue disease in the UK, visit the DEFRA website.