PATHOLOGY OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE (FMD) OUTBREAD IN CATTLE, SHEEP AND PIGS IN IBADAN
The death of 18 calves (mostly of exotic breeds) during an outbreak of FMD (SAT-2) was attributed to sever heart lesions consisting of nonsuppurative myo cardial degeneration, haemorrhage and calcification. Mouth and feet lesions were also present. In adult cattle as well as sheep and pigs, mortality was very low and was attributed mainly to some other concurrent or secondary conditions. In view of the unusual susceptibility of exotic cattle (especially calves) it is suggested that extra precautionary measures be taken against FMD when pregnant cows are imported to enzootic areas.