The "foot and mouth disease," sometimes called hoof-and-mouth disease, is a highly infectious ailment that afflicts cloven-hoofed livestock: cattle, pigs, sheep, goats. The name comes from dangerous blisters that form in the animal's mouth and on its feet. On 16 June 1904, some Dubliners are alarmed about a possible outbreak in Ireland, which could result in an embargo being imposed on the country's cattle.

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Quarantine notice on a property in Ponteland, Northumbria. The smoke in the background no doubt comes from burning the carcasses of slaughtered livestock. Source: www.freefoto.com.