Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is highly contagious viral diseases of livestock primarily affects cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat, pig and >70 wild species including yak, mithun and elephant.
Huge economic loss on account of up to 80% drop in milk production in cattle and buffalo, high mortality in pigs and piglets and cost of quarantine and treatment in result of this highly contagious disease. In India, FMD causes direct economic loss to the tune of Rs. 20,000 crore per year. Losses due to trade barrier in export of livestock products could be much more.
Vaccination of all animals is mandatory. Vaccinate all cattle and buffalo at 4 months of age and re-vaccination at every six month intervals.
You should be cautious, if any of your dairy animals show any of these symptoms :
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If your animal is suffering from these symptoms, its time to see a veterinary. ALWAYS REMEMBER : THERE IS NO CURE OF FMD, but there is a prevention. Vaccination of all animals is mandatory. Vaccinate all cattle and buffalo at 4 months of age and re-vaccination at every six month intervals.