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In pictures: Bluetongue comes to UK

Baylham Rare Breeds Farm

Baylham Rare Breeds Farm in Suffolk was at the heart of investigations after Britain's first case of bluetongue disease was found there.

Alpacas at Baylham Rare Breeds Farm

The farm is home to rare sheep, pygmy goats, chickens, pigs and alpacas.

Cow at Baylham Rare Breeds Farm

Bluetongue is spread by midges and can infect sheep, cattle, goats and deer. Humans are not at risk.

Police car

Access to the farm was restricted by police. A 20km control zone was later put in place around four infected premises after the disease was found to have spread.

MAFF cordon

Behind cordons of obsolete MAFF tape, Defra conducted tests on five infected animals and concluded the UK had a bluetongue outbreak.


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