A private veterinarian first found suspicious cases in the affected farm and reported them to the local government's veterinary Services on 8 April 2010. The local veterinary services ran the antibody detection ELISA, but it showed negative results. Since the affected cattle showed suspected clinical signs, they reported the incidence to the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) on the same day. The NVRQS confirmed those cattle were infected with serotype O of foot and mouth disease virus by RT-PCR tests on 9 April 2010.
Various animal health measures have been implemented on that farm including movement restrictions and disinfection. The stamping-out and an epidemiological investigation have also been initiated.