Tennessee Lawmakers Worry About Muslim Foot Bath, It Is Actually a Mop Sink
Nevertheless, very early work by vet Roger Blowey and researcher Leigh Sullivan from Liverpool University has revealed that DD has been present on the hoof knife and hands of those working with cattle. “It used to be thought DD was spread in slurry and the environment, but we have never been able to find it, “said Mr Blowey. “However, five months ago we decided to see whether it was spread on the hoof knife and when the knife was swabbed, data showed the knives used had one or more of the three infectious agents that cause DD on them. “Although only a hypothesis, I would say the probability is fairly high that the hoof knife is a major risk factor in the spread. Unfortunately, even after simple disinfection of the knife and then taking a swap for testing, it did not always remove the infection.
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Republican Sen. Bill Ketron says that he asked building managers if the new sink was for Muslim foot-washing. “I just asked the question about what was the intent of that,” Ketron said. He claimed he asked after the question was raised by another Republican lawmaker, Judd Matheny. But Matheny denies all knowledge. “I confirmed…that the floor-level sink…is for housekeeping use,” said Legislative Administration Director Connie Ridley in an email.
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