Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Foot & Mouth disease

Diseases in Animals: Foot & Mouth disease

  • Pathogen
    • Virus (7 types exists)

                               

  • Pathogen’s entry
    • Transmitted through saliva, mucus, milk or faeces
    • Infection spreads through inhalation/ ingestion / direct contact
    • Common in cattle, pigs, sheep

  • Symptoms
    • Fever
    • Decreased milk production
    • Weight loss
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lameness

                                                        

  • Treatment
    • Completely treated if medication given at an early stage
    • Vaccination available for prevention against certain stains of pathogen

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