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Foot and mouth vaccine 'breakthrough'

28 March 2013 Last updated at 10:14 GMT

British scientists have developed a new kind of vaccine for foot and mouth - or at least a method for making a new kind of vaccine. It is something of a breakthrough.

The Today programme's Evan Davis spoke to the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens about the new vaccine - and in particular, how different it is to the ones that already exist.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 28 March 2013.