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FMD and Prevention
Watch this video to learn more about foot-and-mouth disease. 
Have questions about FMD?
Look at this list of the most frequently asked questions.

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.

Resources & Links

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a serious animal disease, but it is not a public health or food safety concern. However, consumers do have an important role in helping keep the United States free of FMD. The links below will direct you to more information about FMD and the U.S. government’s prevention and response plans.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Information about FMD from the governmental agency that oversees the agricultural industry, including animal health and foreign animal diseases.

USDA-APHIS Protecting America from FMD and Other High-Consequence Livestock Diseases (PDF): Overview of how APHIS is preventing the introduction of FMD into the U.S. and what you can do to help.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Fact Sheet on FMD (PDF): Information about FMD, its symptoms and causes, and current countries with the disease.

USDA-APHIS Response Plan for FMD and Other Foreign Animal Diseases (PDF):
Information on how USDA carries out its safeguarding mission to protect the U.S. livestock industry and responds effectively in the event of a FMD outbreak. 

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