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Title Preparation of foot-and-mouth disease contingency plans
Abstract Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of the most serious transboundary animal diseases. It is highly contagious viral disease, and may have rapid and unanticipated national and international spread. Although not a a very lethal disease for adult animals, it can have crippling socio-economic consequences, through high production and trade losses. This manual provides information on the nature of FMD and the principles and strategic optionsfor its prevention, control and elimination. Guidelines are provided for individual countries threatened by FMD to formulate their overall national policy on control and eradication of a possible incursion of the disease. This manual is one of the series prepared by the Livestock Unit of FAO's priority programme "Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases (EMPRES)"
Year 2002
Job Number Y4382/E
Format Book (paper only)
Infotype Training/Learning Resource;
AGROVOC Animal diseases; Disease control; Epidemics; Foot and mouth disease; Training; Disease surveillance;
Subject Increased sustainable livestock production