18/11/1967 Farm animals are banned to move in England and Wales
Britain - The Fight Against Foot And Mouth Aka Foot And Mouth Epidemic Continues (1967)
Foot and Mouth Epidemic 1967 - archive footage
The story began with a farmer, who reported a sick sow, which was later diagnosed with the foot-and-mouth disease. The virus spread, and as a result about 442,000 animals were slaughtered and the outbreak cost about £370 million. Most of the cases occurred in North-West Midlands and North Wales.