Clinical signs of foot-and-mouth disease in sheep and goats
A range of clinical signs may indicate the presence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in sheep and goats.
Sheep with FMD tongue lesions. © UK DEFRA.
Typical clinical signs of FMD in sheep and goats include:
- lameness and oral lesions, which are often mild
- foot lesions along the coronary band or interdigital spaces, and lesions on the dental pad, but these may go unrecognised
- agalactia in milking sheep and goats
- death of young stock without clinical signs.
- Read more about the signs and transmission of FMD.