foot and mouth disease

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  • Foot and mouth disease
    • definition
      • vesicular viral disease
      • direct or indirect contact- v. contagious and zoonotic
      • direct = ingestion animal product, natural mating, wildlife
      • indirect= fomites from contaminated clothing, tools, footwear and vehicles
    • clinical signs
      • fever
      • vesicles on feet and mouth
      • excessive salivation
      • abortion
      • often not fatal
      • lameness - foot ulcers
    • treatment
      • inform APHA
      • eradication program- dispose all ve animals, bedding and products
      • vaccinate and then cull


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