Foot and mouth disease (FMD)

This disease can affect all pigs. The key clinical signs include lameness vesicles and blisters; salivating pigs. This disease is notifiable – contact your vet and local authorities if you believe this disease is affecting your herd.
calendar icon 14 November 2018
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There is no treatment. Animals should be culled.

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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