Disease Monitoring Resources for Producers

Disease monitoring (surveillance) of animals for foot and mouth disease (FMD) involves close observation and testing. The resources below will help find disease early or demonstrate no evidence of infection so a movement permit can be requested in an outbreak.

  • Observe! Learn how to recognize when animals look “off” due to FMD.
  • Record! Prepare to keep records.
  • Report! Develop a communication plan so everyone knows how to report abnormal findings during an outbreak.
  • Sample!¬†Work with your herd veterinarian to learn how to collect samples in the event they might be used to test for disease during an outbreak.