EurekAlert! / Wildlife Conservation Society: Livestock, not Mongolian gazelles, drive foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks

Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have published evidence which supports the conclusion that Mongolian gazelles—one of the most populous large land mammals on the planet—are not a reservoir of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral disease that threatens both wildlife and livestock in Asia. Outbreaks of FMD in Mongolia affect domestic sheep, goats, camels, and cattle as well as Mongolian gazelles. In a country where roughly one-third of the human population relies directly on livestock production for their subsistence, outbreaks of FMD cause severe disruption of the rural economy. To read the full article, click hereLivestock, not Mongolian gazelles, drive foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks

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