Disease Monitoring Resources for Producers

Disease monitoring of animals for FMD involves close observation and testing. This is also known as surveillance. The resources below help producers 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! Learn how bulk-tank milk samples might be used to test for FMD during an outbreak.