hoof-and-mouth disease


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hoof-and-mouth disease:

see foot-and-mouth diseasefoot-and-mouth disease
or hoof-and-mouth disease,
highly contagious disease almost exclusive to cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and other cloven-hoofed animals. It is caused by a virus, specifically an aphthovirus, that was identified in 1897.
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hoof-and-mouth disease

[¦hu̇f ən ′mau̇th di‚zēz]
(veterinary medicine)
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The Agriculture Ministry also ordered the sterilization of hay imported from South Korea, where an ailment similar to the hoof-and-mouth disease was found in two cows on Sunday.
Symptoms of the hoof-and-mouth disease outbreak were first detected March 13, prefectural officials said.
Foot-and-mouth disease is also called hoof-and-mouth disease.
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The World Animal Health Organization on Thursday urged China and North Korea to disclose their information on hoof-and-mouth disease.
The Paris-based World Animal Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting in Tokyo next month to discuss measures to fight hoof-and-mouth disease, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Friday.