Signs Of Foot And Mouth Disease In Cattle

The Foot And Mouth Disease that plagued the UK back in 2001 is back in the UK and with a number of FMD cases identified in the last few months it is important that everyone knows what signs to look out for.

“Foot and mouth disease is an infectious disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals, in particular cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer.” Defra.

As cattle farmer’s it is very important that we check our livestock regularly for signs of illness.

Signs of Foot And Mouth Disease In Cattle

  • Slobbering and smacking lips.
  • Shivering.
  • Tender and sore feet.
  • Lameness.
  • Reduced milk yield.
  • Sores and blisters on feet, mouth or tongue.
  • Raised temperature.

Source: Defra.

For more detailed information visit the Defra website.

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