Foot and Mouth Disease - Online CPD

Only R 260.00 (incl VAT)

3 CPD Points


The CPD activity provides a detailed account of the disease and the viruses that cause Foot-and Mouth Disease with emphasis on the way the disease commonly behaves in southern Africa, i.e. its epidemiology. Detail is therefore provided on the role of wildlife in the maintenance and spread of the disease. Other aspects covered are the pathogenesis of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, its diagnosis and differential diagnosis, including clinical signs and pathology, and methods for controlling the disease. The activity concludes with a section on the effect on trade in animals and animal products, i.e. the area in which this disease has its greatest impact.

Course Highlights

  • General
  • Foot and Mouth Disease

Course Information


Veterinarians, para-veterinary professionals, animal health technicians and other scientists.



The CPD activity is presented online


The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Control / Prevention
  • Socio-economics
  • Important outbreaks
  • FAQs


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On completion of the module candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss the most important characteristics of the virus that causes FMD.
  • Describe the epidemiology of FMD.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of FMD.
  • List the clinical signs and gross pathology that will support a provisional diagnosis of FMD and the derivation of an informed differential diagnosis list.
  • Explain how to confirm a diagnosis of FMD in both live and dead animals by means of collection, preservation and transport of appropriate specimens, and requesting the relevant laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Explain how to formulate prevention, control and/or eradication strategies for FMD with the aid of knowledge of the aetiology and epidemiology.
  • Discuss the socio-economic effects of FMD.


Delegates will be expected to complete a multiple choice quiz and must obtain 80% to qualify for the CPD points.


South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
3 CPD Points


Delegates will be expected to complete a multiple choice quiz and must obtain 80% to qualify for the CPD points.