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Burning cattle carcasses in a field outside Kirkpatrick Fleming on the first day of the foot and mouth crisis which showed no new cases of the disease in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland's worst-affected region. The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom in the spring and summer of 2001 caused a crisis in British agriculture and tourism and saw 2,000 cases of the disease in farms in most of the British countryside. Over 10 million sheep and cattle were killed in an eventually successful attempt to halt the disease.
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