Sunday 16 September 2007

Foot and Mouth Outbreak

As if the flooding this summer wasn't bad enough we are now in the protection/exclusion zone for the foot and mouth disease. This Google search shows the extent of the infection.

Egham is the village next to ours. All events in the Windsor Great Park have been canceled including the carriage driving championships and the upcoming Running 4 Women 8K and half marathon. They have already culled several herds of cattle and pigs. The impact to the local economy is severe especially since the floods already destroyed many crops in the UK.

Our movements are rigorously restricted so there are no horseback riding lessons for Seb this weekend and we have to be careful where we go walking with Bailey.


Janell said...

Oh my goodness! I hope this is short-lived!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's just weird! How did HF&M disease get all the way to my house in Iowa? One of my little daycare children turned up with that last week! It hasn't spread to anyone else...YET!