The impact of foot and mouth disease
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Rushton, J. and Knight-Jones, T. 2015. The impact of foot and mouth disease. IN: FAO and OIE. Proceedings of the FAO/OIE Global Conference on Foot and Mouth Disease Control, Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 June 2012. Rome, Italy: FAO and Paris, France: OIE: 205-209.
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The global impact of foot and mouth disease (FMD) is colossal because of the huge numbers of animals affected. This impact can be separated into two components: direct losses due to a reduction in production and changes in herd structure; and indirect losses that relate to the significant costs of FMD control and management and poor access to markets and limited use of improved production technologies. The paper estimates that the annual impact of FMD in terms of production losses and vaccination alone are in the region of US$ 5 billion.