The new outbreak of foot and mouth disease is located in Nazareth cattle farm, a breeding and fattening farm with no other susceptible species. There is a cattle population of 131 heads (adult cows and animals under 24 months) and there are no tenants. During the epidemiological surveillance carried out in the farm, 15 cattle under 24 months old showed clinical signs compatible with a vesicular disease: salivation and lameness. Samples were collected from 23 animals: 23 blood samples and 6 epithelial samples. During clinical inspection, 6 cattle showed rupture of oral epithelium and lesions on the interdigital and coronary space.
Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: We think that this new outbreak notified in this report is epidemiologically linked with the previous event notified on 18 September 2011 and closed on 30 December 2011.
Tuesday January 3, 2012. OIE.