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Rabies: Vets warn of threat to UK as quarantine rules change

20 October 2013 Last updated at 09:32 BST

Vets are warning that the rabies threat to the UK has increased following changes to quarantine rules.

Under the changes, animals from the EU and approved non-EU countries like the US and Australia no longer need a blood test, before they can enter the UK.

The government says the risk of rabies coming to the UK is very low.

Emma Forde reports.