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Clinical signs of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs

A range of clinical signs may indicate the presence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in pigs.

Pigs with FMD snout lesions.

Pig with FMD snout lesions. © UK DEFRA.

Typical clinical signs of FMD in pigs include:

  • pyrexia
  • severe foot lesions and lameness, with detachment of the claw horn, especially when housed on concrete
  • vesicles on pressure points of limbs, especially along the carpus, resulting in knuckling
  • vesicular lesions on the snout
  • abortion.

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