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FMD and Prevention
Watch this video to learn more about foot-and-mouth disease. 
How does FMD affect consumers?

FMD is not a public health concern but an outbreak could ultimately threaten the entire U.S. economy. Click here to find out more.


What can livestock producers do?
Being prepared and informed is essential in keeping your farm and the U.S. livestock industry free from FMD. Get more information here.

Fact Sheets

Please review the following fact sheets for more detailed information about foot-and-mouth disease (FMD):

  • About FMD
    Learn more about FMD including its prevention, effects, symptoms and the response measures in place.
  • FMD and Public Health
    Find out why FMD is not a public health or food safety concern.
  • The Role of Livestock Producers
    Understand how the nation’s livestock producers protect animal health and safety every day.
  • FMD Testing and Surveillance
    Read about the detection, testing and surveillance processes in place to monitor and ensure appropriate response to foreign animal diseases (FADs), such as FMD.
  • Industry Economics
    Understand the devastating economic consequences if an FMD outbreak became widespread in any country.
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