Veterinarians working in animal husbandry department said that the unvaccinated migratory livestock and late vaccination of local livestock due to unavailability of medicines and vaccines were a cause viruses in livestock.
This sheet offers an overview of foot and mouth disease (FMD) signs, spread, control, and prevention.
This sheet provides a quick reference on foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccines.
While robust procedures are in place to prevent foot-and-mouth disease from entering the U.S., one veterinarian thinks it’s just a matter of time.
Disease control based upon the use of killed vaccines, which must be administered by injection, restricts control of foot and mouth disease virus to domestic animals.
A leading regional livestock farmers association says efforts to control the foot and mouth disease outbreak in Northern Botswana is being complicated by the presence of nearly 22,000 free-ranging stray cattle.
Martial law has been imposed in seven administrative subdivisions in the central western Arkhangai province to contain the spread of the disease.
Zimbabwe has placed two districts under quarantine, and stopped the movement of all cattle in or out after foot-and-mouth disease was detected in the southern Rutenga region and the Midlands areas of Kwekwe and Redcliff.
The Swine Health Information Centre has approved a research project which will examine the risk of transmitting the virus responsible for foot and mouth disease (FMD) through feed.
Swabbing environmental surfaces where livestock are kept, can be easily performed and can detect viral genetic material that can persist in the environment well beyond the time when livestock cease manifesting clinical signs of disease.