FMD


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FMD

abbreviation for
(Veterinary Science) foot-and-mouth disease
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Researchers identified a sequence that, if removed, renders the FMD virus harmless to animals while still leaving it capable of growing in cell culture.
Four nilgais have already succumbed to FMD in the Bannerghatta Biological Park ( BBP) in the last three days, while gaurs are showing symptoms of the disease in the BRT Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Chamarajanagar district.
Symptomatology in FMD ranges from asymptomatic and incidental to a multisystem disease that can mimic necrotizing vasculitis, depending on the extent of the arterial segment involved, the severity of the luminal compromise, and the pathologic subtype of FMD.
He said that without widespread annual vaccinations, inspection and control of the movement of live animals and animal products, animal health certification, and a strong and well-supported public veterinary service within Pakistan, FMD remains and will remain endemic.
Team leader Prof David Stuart said: "With around 3-4bn doses of FMD vaccine administered every year, you can start appreciating the pertinence of our work."
A/9th FMD provided finance support for 3 major forward operating bases (FOBs), 3 combat outposts, and more than 18,000 personnel while deployed to Iraq.
The experts said that FMD is transferred among livestock only and does not have any impact on the public health.
These dissection and aneurysm prevalence rates had not previously been appreciated to run so high in FMD patients.
While current UK policy centres on the imposition of a national movement ban in the event of an FMD outbreak, the research evidence is that this could be hugely damaging economically and might also not actually be necessary, given that a more localised movement ban would be likely to be just as successful in halting the spread of disease.
It noted that clinical inspections of cattle were done and samples for laboratory analysis were taken and FMD was subsequently confirmed by the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Windhoek on 11 August.
He said early in June, an expert team was also sent to South Africa to study the situation of FMD in the country.
Mr Molao told resident during kgotla meeting at Mmadinare recently that even though Zone Seven had been declared a green zone, government would continue monitoring movement of livestock to prevent possible recurrence of FMD.