FMD symptoms in sheep subtle enough to go undiagnosed, potentially amplifying the spread of the disease

Kristen Frost
By Kristen Frost
May 29 2022 - 8:30pm
SILENT SPREADER: A man sprays disinfectant over dead sheep in the United Kingdom in 2001, where a breakout led to the army destroying thousands of sheep. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell

The potentially industry debilitating foot and mouth disease could be amplified by the silent spreaders of sheep and goats as they are likely to go undiagnosed before and outbreak is realised.

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Kristen Frost

Kristen Frost

National Sheep and Wool Writer

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