Further to the diagnosis of EIA in October 2012, Defra have now completed all testing of in contact animals on the affected and related premises. All blood samples have remained negative for EIA.

The case in 2010 and the two cases identified in 2012 were part of the same consignment of horses from Belgium.  All restrictions have now been lifted and the response to this outbreak have closed. Defra will produce an epidemiology summary report in due course.