U.K. Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic Officially Over

The United Kingdom has regained its status as a foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free country at an international meeting of veterinarians in Paris, France, in January. The official statement was made Jan. 22 by the U.K.'s Department of Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs. Although horses cannot contract the disease of cloven-hooved animals, they can serve as mechanical vectors for FMD by

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