Posted: 27 Jan 2011 08:32 PM PST
Of foot and mouth disease is an acute and highly contagious disease in cattle, buffalo, sheep and even other hoofed animals.
Losses from the disease are weight loss, reduced milk production, growth retardation, loss of energy, prices decline. The cause of this disease is a virus.
Malignancy depending on the age of the animal viruses and adaptation to a kind of animal. The virus will hold for months on the network such as blood, marrow, lymph nodes. While the meat tissue quickly dies because the virus rapidly acidification.
Viruses may hold for months in protein-containing materials, resistant to drought and cold.
The incubation period of 14 days, spread through contact with animal patients, secretion, or through milk, meat. Transmission is usually through respiratory equipment and means of digestion.
Typical signs: blisters form rounded protrusion that contains a liquid such as lymph nodes. Primary blisters began to appear 1-5 days after infection can be spread in space of the mouth, tongue, especially the upper, inner lip, gums, mucous membranes of the eye.
Other disorders: chronic respiratory disorders, chronic infection of the nail.
How to prevent it is to give vaccinations on a regular basis there is livestock. Vaccinations will be given immunity in farm animals for 4 months -1 year. It is advisable for farmers to provide allocation of funds for the treatment of livestock.
It is better to prevent disease rather than having to bear the losses come a very big if the disease has attacked and lead to death.
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