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D.J. Wills, J. Stratton, P.A. Windsor

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is the most important transboundary disease of ungulates, capable of infecting pigs, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats and other ruminant species. Control of FMD has implications on a global scale, affecting access to international trade, growth of economies and ultimately human health (Rweyemamu et al, 2008).

    In April 2002, an animal health and production survey was conducted across two Northern Lao provinces, Luang Prabang and Xieng Khouang as part of the Forage and Livestock Systems Project (FLSP).

J.R. Young A 3 year longitudinal survey of large ruminant production was conducted in Cambodia and Lao PDR involving 6 villages from three 3 provinces from each country. 2 villages were selected from each province and were designated either high intervention (HI) or low intervention (LI).