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AN OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN A HERD OF CROSSBRED CATTLE
Rashid Ahmad, Javaid Iqbal and Ghu1am Akbar1

Livestock Production Research Institute; Bahadurnagar, Okara and 1Livestock Experiment Station Qadirabad, Sahiwal

Abstract   

    During the months of December 200 I and January 2002, an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (Foot and Mouth Disease type-A virus) was recorded in a crossbred dairy herd at Livestock Experiment Station, Qadirabad. The sick animals showed only the oral lesions except one, which developed foot lesions after 10 days. The overall morbidity rate was 52.13% while the same was recorded as 7.95, 14.06, 97.36, 80.14, 62.68, 62.68, 62.50, and 7.14% in milking cows, dry cows, male young stock, female young stock, male sucklers, female sucklers and bullocks, respectively. Recovery was noticed on seventh day from the onset of out break. No mortality was recorded.

Key words: Foot and Mouth disease, crossbred cattle, morbidity; lesions.
 
   

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