ISU providing swine FMD guide

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pigIowa State University is providing a guide on identifying the lesions caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus in domestic and feral swine.

Electronic copies of the guide are available free from the university's Center for Food Security and Public Health, and printed copies range from $6 to $15 each, depending on the quantity ordered. Those who want a copy can download or order the guide at Scroll over "Products," and follow the link "FMD Pocket Guide for Swine."

The guide includes photos depicting the progression of FMD in pigs at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center following experimental inoculation with the FMD virus. It was developed through collaboration by ISU, the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the National Pork Board.