What is FMD?

Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) is a viral animal disease that affects animals with cloven (or divided) hooves, such as cattle, swine, sheep, goats and deer.

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Monitoring & Prevention

The U.S. has been Foot-and-Mouth-Disease-free since 1929, thanks to the implementation of stringent protocols like monitoring herds and regulating imports to keep our animals safe and healthy.

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Consumer Impacts

According to the USDA, FDA, CDC and World Health Organization (WHO), FMD is not a threat to food safety or human health. FMD only affects animals with cloven (or divided) hooves, like beef cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats.

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