Sheep and goats with foot-and-mouth disease
Sheep and goats are a significant risk for spreading foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) because they often show little or no signs of illness.
These symptoms could be signs of FMD:
- Mild to severe lameness affecting one or more legs
- Off colour
- Tendency to sit down or unwillingness to rise
- Increased lamb mortality.
Mouth sores are also a symptom but are often hard to recognise as FMD in sheep and goats.
At first suspicion of sickness or a disease that concerns you, contact your local vet or notify Agriculture Victoria on the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline 1800 675 888.
Images courtesy of The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD)