Foot-and-mouth disease was mentioned as an agroterrorism threat by several speakers at the recent International Symposium on Agroterrorism in Kansas City.

    Some of the major signs of foot-and-mouth disease include:

  • Blisters (right) on the tongue and lips, in the mouth, and on the teats of affected animals. The blisters, when ruptured, discharge a clear or cloudy fluid and leave raw, eroded areas.
  • Slobbering (left).
  • Decreased appetite due to the mouth lesions.
  • Elevated temperature or fever.

    If you notice these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

    Foot-and-mouth disease can be mistaken for vesicular stomatitis, swine vesicular disease and various other
disorders.