The Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Pocket Guide provides practitioners, veterinary students,
government personnel and cattle producers with an easy-to-use resource illustrating the progression of
FMD lesions in cattle. The photos in the Pocket Guide follow the development of lesions over 18 days and
can be used in vesicular disease surveillance programs. The photos were taken by personnel at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center following exposure to animals experimentally inoculated with FMD virus.
The Pocket Guide is one component of a cooperative agreement from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to the Center for Food Security and Public Health with contributions from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, and the National Milk Producers Federation in 2015.