While Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) remains a concern of global economic importance, changes inapproaches to FMD control are needed in the context ofglobal food security.
Even thoughstamping out has been a mainstay ofFMD control for some countries in the past, the public is less-and-less willing to acceptthe mass cullingof healthy animals.
The animal welfare and waste of protein considerationsmake stamping outan unsustainable disease control method.
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