If you are a livestock producer, being prepared and informed is essential in keeping your farm and the U.S. livestock industry free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). By knowing the facts and what to look for, you can protect the health of your livestock.
As a livestock producer, you should immediately report any suspicious signs of a foreign animal disease to your local veterinarian, state animal disease control officials, federal animal disease control official or county agricultural agent.
Upon receiving a report of a potential case of foreign animal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will initiate an investigation and begin testing the potentially affected herd.
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