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Running wild

发布时间:2019-03-07 05:05:08来源:未知点击:

By Debora MacKenzie THE British government seems unconcerned about the possibility that foot and mouth disease has spread to wild animals. It isn’t planning systematic testing of deer for the disease—despite pleas from deer experts. FMD did not persist in the deer population after Britain’s last big outbreak in 1967. But the situation today is different. There has been a tenfold increase in deer numbers to around 2 million. And the population of wild boar, which can also spread the disease,