Foot-and-mouth disease

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious emergency animal disease. A FMD outbreak could cause major production losses and seriously affect Australia's international livestock trade.

Australia is currently free from FMD. Livestock owners, veterinarians and everyone involved in the livestock supply chain have a critical role to play in preventing an FMD outbreak.

Food outlets that supply waste to be used as animal feed also need to know their legal obligations.