ARCHIVE: Clinical signs of Foot and Mouth Disease - sheep

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Photo of sheeps dental pad with two small unruptured vesicles
Plate 17 - Sheeps mouth with two small unruptured vesicles at one day of age. Note blanched, glistening appearance.
Photo of two day old lesions on sheeps dental pad and upper gum
Plate 18 - Two-day-old lesion on the dental pad and upper gum of a sheep. The margins of the lesion are sharp.
Photo of two day old lesions on a sheeps tongue Plate 19 - Further examples of two-day-old lesions, in this case on a sheep's tongue
Photo of two day old lesion on sheeps dental pad
Plate 20 - A two-day-old lesion on dental pad of a sheep.
Photo of lesion on dental pad Plate 21 - The same sheep as in Plate 20, one day later. Note rapid loss of edge definition of lesion.
Photo of two twelve day old lesions on sheeps tongue Plate 22 - Sheep's tongue with two twelve-day-old lesions only discernible by loss of pappilae and indentation of tongue surface.
Photo of Sheeps foot with one day old unruptured vesicle Plate 23 - Sheep's foot with one-day-old unruptured vesicle along the coronary band. Note necessity to reflect hair to view lesion.
Photo of two day old lesions in the inter digital space of a sheeps foot Plate 24 - Two-day-old lesions in the inter-digital space and along the coronary bands of a sheep's foot. Note blanching and swelling.
Photo of foot with coronary band vesicles
Plate 25 - Sheep's foot with coronary band vesicles of two-days of age, one of which has ruptured.
Photo of a sheeps foot with coronary band vesicles Plate 26 - Sheep's foot with two-day-old coronary band lesion. Note the necessity to reflect the hair in order to view the lesion.
Photo of a sheeps foot with three day old lesion Plate 27 - Same foot as in Plate 26, one day later i.e. three-day-old lesion. Note sero-fibrinous exudate and swelling.
Photo of a sheeps foot with four day old coronary band lesion Plate 28 - A four-day-old coronary band lesion on a sheeps foot. Swelling has decreased and signs of early healing are evident.
Photo of a sheeps foot with six day old coronary band lesion Plate 29 - A six-day-old lesion on the coronary band of a sheeps foot. Note scab formation and rapid rate of healing.
Photo of a sheeps foot with ten day old coronary band lesion Plate 30 - A sheeps foot with a ten-day-old healed coronary band lesion. Note under running of horn tissue.
Photo of early FMD ulcer
Early Foot and Mouth Disease ulcer with the remnants of an epithelial flap affecting the mucosa above the dental pad (Credit: Epidemiology team, Carlisle - Crown Copyright)
Photo of multiple healing FMD ulcers
Multiple healing Foot and Mouth Disease ulcers on tongue and dental pad ulceration (Credit: Epidemiology team, Carlisle - Crown Copyright)
Photo of lambs with orf lesions
Group of lambs with extensive orf lesions affecting the tongue found at the slaughterhouse (Credit: Tim Udall MHS SW Region)
Photo of lamb with orf lesions
Lamb with typical orf lesions on tongue with smaller lesion visible on the mucocutaneous junction of the lip (Credit: Phil Watson VLA Penrith)
Photo of ewe with multiple lesions
Ewe with multiple lesions - idiopathic ulcers of lower gum and dental pad (Credit: Phil Watson VLA Penrith)
Photo of extensive interdigital ulceration
Extensive interdigital ulceration and inflammation due to CODD (Credit: Phil Watson VLA Penrith )
Photo of focal interdigital ulceration
Focal interdigital ulceration in a typical case of CODD with detachment of hoof horn (Credit: Ian Davies VLA Shrewsbury)

Some of the above images are Crown Copyright.

The first 2 images on this page are taken from the 'Foot and Mouth Disease Ageing of Lesions' (PDF 1.3 MB - Please note this is a large file) publication which was revised in January 2005.

Page last modified: 26 June, 2008