South Korea battles foot-and-mouth disease

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The South Korean government has stepped up efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that is threatening the country's livestock industry.

Despite widespread quarantines, tens of thousands of animals have been slaughtered from hundreds of farms.

Affected farmers have mounted a campaign to claim compensation for their culled animals.

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Guangha-do county. (May 12, 2010)