Foot and Mouth Disease

Article

Where Are We Now?

October 18, 2001

The foot and mouth (FMD) outbreak in Great Britain started on Feb. 21, 2001. Immediately, virtually all equestrian enterprises stopped in sympathy for the farming community. This affected all sporting and recreational activity including, for the... Read More

Article

Texas Prepares for Foot and Mouth

September 01, 2001

What would happen if foot and mouth disease (FMD) ran rampant in the United States? If it happened, it likely would be in Texas, which has the highest density of cattle in the United States. Texas regulatory veterinarians and agency... Read More

Article

"In the News" Seminar

July 01, 2001

An attentive audience gathered to learn more about foot and mouth disease (FMD), West Nile virus (WNV), and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) from experts on Friday, April 27, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Peter Timoney,... Read More

Article

Update On Foot and Mouth Recommendations

June 22, 2001

Release from Great Britain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAFF)

5 June 2001

Advice for horse owners during the foot and mouth outbreak

Though horses are not susceptible to infection by... Read More

Article

Burghley Will Go On Despite Foot And Mouth Concerns

June 22, 2001

Tickets have gone on sale for Europe’s only four-star three-day event in 2001, the Burghley Pedigree Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincs, to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in spite of the foot and mouth disease outbreak. The Badminton three-day event was... Read More

Article

Bush's Request Includes $35 Million To Guard Against Foreign Animal Disease

June 08, 2001

The President's FY2001 supplemental appropriations request to Congress will include an additional $35 million for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enhance activities designed to protect U.S. agriculture from serious animal... Read More

Article

AVMA Wants Legislation Preparing For Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks

May 25, 2001

The AVMA is working with officials in Washington, DC, to draft legislation outlining procedures for preventing the introduction of a foreign animal disease in North America, and a well-coordinated emergency response plan to be implemented in the... Read More

Article

Foot and Mouth Disrupts Activities

May 01, 2001

The current outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Europe has severely disrupted movement of horses among countries in Europe, and exports to the United States and other overseas countries. The highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed... Read More

Article

The Latest From Experts on FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 20, 2001

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar will be Friday, April 27, 2001, at the... Read More

Article

The New List of Precautionary Measures

April 06, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture has responded to the foot and mouth disease threat by taking more precautionary measures in the importation of horses from foot and mouth disease-affected countries.... Read More

Article

FMD: Recommended List Of Disinfectants

April 06, 2001

From the United States Department of Agriculture (http://www.usda.gov):

Read More

Article

Certification of Disinfections for Tack Trunks/Containers

April 06, 2001

Certification of Disinfection for Tack Trunks/Containers

Identification of Tack Trunk/Container... Read More

Article

USDA Alert

April 06, 2001

Effective immediately and until further notice all importation of live swine and ruminants from the European Union (EU) and other countries affected with foot and mouth disease (FMD) will not be allowed entry into the... Read More

Article

In The News: A Free Seminar For Horse Owners

April 06, 2001

A free seminar for horse owners and industry leaders about the latest on EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth Disease will be presented Friday, April 27, 2001 at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor's Information Center from 5-7 pm. The seminar will... Read More

Article

USDA Continues Viligance Against Foot And Mouth Disease

March 30, 2001

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman yesterday said the USDA will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to prevent foot and mouth disease (FMD) from entering the United States, including intensified scrutiny and inspections at ports of entry an... Read More

Article

Sweden Restricts Horse Imports

March 30, 2001

The arrival of foot and mouth disease in Europe has complicated many equestrian events for organizers and competitors, including the World Cup Final in Gšteborg, Sweden. It was announced March 27 that horses will only be allowed to enter Sweden... Read More

Article

North Dakota Issues Emergency Ban

March 30, 2001

The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) issued an emergency order Tuesday, in an effort to prevent the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the state.

"The headlines from Europe are a clear warning of the impact... Read More

Article

Virginia Officials Prohibit Entry of Horses From Known Foot and Mouth Disease Countries

March 30, 2001

Effective March 23, officials with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services banned equines originating from a known foot and mouth disease (FMD) country, as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from entering... Read More

Article

Colorado Foot and Mouth Prevention and Response Protocol

March 30, 2001

 

The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced the following protocol March 15.

Preventative Procedures:

I. No cloven-hoofed animals from a known Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) country... Read More

Article

Foot and Mouth Disease Causes Stir

March 16, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Europe has caused considerable concern to the United States horse industry. On March 13 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) placed a ban on specific animal and animal... Read More

Article

AHC Keeps Close Watch On Foot and Mouth Disease

March 16, 2001

The American Horse Council has learned that recent reports saying horses are not permitted entry into the U.S. from the European Union are erroneous. Some of the misunderstanding results from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release... Read More

Article

United States Offers Foot and Mouth Disease Measures

March 16, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced March 13 that it is temporarily prohibiting the importation of animals and animal products from the European Union into the United States. This temporary action is being taken following... Read More

Article

Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled

March 16, 2001

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (CCI****) were cancelled March 10 due to the foot and mouth outbreak. The event was to be held May 3-6.

The land at Badminton used for the horse trials is grazed by 500 deer, 1000 sheep, and a... Read More

Article

Links To More Foot and Mouth Disease Information

March 16, 2001

Maps

Outbreak history (good graphics, requires Flash): http://www.guardian.co.uk/footandmouth/flash/0,7365,443772,00.html

Great Britain’s Ministr... Read More

Article

Australia Bans EU Horses

March 14, 2001

Australia placed a ban today (March 14) on all imports of animals susceptible to foot and mouth disease and their products, from the European Union and from any country in which foot and mouth disease is endemic or in which there is an outbreak.... Read More