Research and analysis

Science Advisory Council: 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak carcass burial report

A scientific review of the biosecurity and water quality risks from carcass burials in the 2001 Food and Mouth Disease outbreak.



This report sets out a scientific review of the level of risk to water quality and biosecurity from foot and mouth carcass burial sites used in 2001. It also provides advice on appropriate management of the sites in the future.

This report was written by the Defra Science Advisory Council foot and mouth disease burial sites review sub-group.

Published 5 September 2017