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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.

Media Resources-Web Links 

Federal Agencies
In the event of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, multiple government agencies will be involved to ensure a swift, coordinated response.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the agency that leads in an FMD response. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be involved in investigating the outbreak and coordinating the response if the outbreak is suspected to be intentional. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide systems to support on-the-ground response operations.

See the following links for more information:

Fact Sheets & Background Information about FMD

Emergency Response Fact Sheets

 General FMD Information from Leading Animal Health Organizations:

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