Story: Veterinary services

Checking for foot and mouth disease

In 2005 fears of a foot and mouth outbreak on Waiheke Island led to tight restrictions on moving stock while vets checked animals for signs of the disease. The animals were found to be unaffected, and police concluded that the alarm had been raised by a hoax caller.

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Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, 'Veterinary services - Rural veterinarians in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, published 24 Nov 2008