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foot-and-mouth dis·ease (FMD),

a highly infectious disease of worldwide distribution and great economic importance, occurring in cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and all wild and domestic cloven-hoofed animals caused by a picornavirus (genus Aphthovirus) and characterized by vesicular eruptions in the mouth, tongue, hoofs, and udder; humans are rarely affected.
Synonym(s): aftosa

foot-and-mouth disease

n.
An acute, highly contagious degenerative viral disease of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals, characterized by fever and the eruption of vesicles around the mouth and hooves. It is usually not fatal. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.
An infection of cloven-hoofed barnyard beasts (cattle, goats, pigs, sheep) or rarely, humans, by a picornavirus, genus Aphthovirus, or by a rhabdovirus, vesicular stomatitis, which has an RNA clothed in a naked icosahedral nucleocapsid

foot-and-mouth dis·ease

(fut mowth di-zēz)
Highly infectious disease of worldwide distribution and great economic importance, occurring in cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and all wild and domestic cloven-hoofed animals caused by a picornavirus and characterized by vesicular eruptions in the mouth, tongue, hoofs, and udder; humans are rarely affected.
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Foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
The discovery calls into question controversial control measures which led millions of animals to be killed in the UK during the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic.
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"Everybody involved with livestock farming in the UK is already working hard to prevent a reoccurrence of the kind of foot-and-mouth outbreak that affected the industry in 2001 and 2007.
In the meantime, the Welsh Assembly Government has taken a positive step in deciding to commit its own money to help offset the financial difficulties arising directly from foot-and-mouth in England.
It came just a few hours after the confirmation of a new foot-and-mouth outbreak in Surrey.
The affected cattle on a farm in Baiyin, Jingtai County, were diagnosed with Asia Type One foot-and-mouth disease by China's National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory on Friday after they showed signs of illness last Sunday, the report said.
He added: "We are using the exact same model as we did for foot-and-mouth. We have the same procedures.
Faults in the Government's system for tracking livestock contributed to the last foot-and-mouth outbreak and would do nothing to stop a repeat, it has been claimed.