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Carcasses of slaughtered cattle being burned in a field at Haugh of Urr in Dumfries and Galloway, as officials continue to take measures to contain the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Scotland. 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.