Foot-and-mouth disease information for livestock owners

Although foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) does not currently occur in Australia, livestock owners must have an understanding of FMD in order to minimise the likelihood of an outbreak occurring. You should learn to recognise the clinical signs of FMD and know how to respond quickly and effectively if you suspect that livestock have been infected.

Livestock owners play a key role in recognising and reporting suspected cases of FMD in Queensland.

This guide explains:

  • how to recognise the clinical signs of FMD in animals
  • how to respond to suspected cases of FMD
  • how you can help to prevent FMD, including the ban on feeding prohibited pig feed (swill) to pigs
  • what to expect in the event of an FMD outbreak.