Opinion

Why foot and mouth disease is feared for good reason

By Helen Scott-Orr
Updated July 22 2022 - 2:42am, first published 2:15am
A worker prepares to vaccinate livestock to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease in Indonesia. Picture: Getty Images

Like many Australian farmers and veterinarians, I shuddered at the news that foot and mouth disease (FMD) had been detected in Indonesia, first in late April in East Java and Aceh.

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