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What is foot and mouth disease and why is the Australian livestock sector worried?

Kim Chappell
By Kim Chappell
Updated July 20 2022 - 11:56pm, first published 11:30pm

Australia's biosecurity officials and cattle industry is on high alert after foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease was recorded in Indonesia and viral fragments were detected in Melbourne.

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Kim Chappell

Kim Chappell

Digital journalist - National

Digital journalist for ACM's regional titles. Before this role, I was the digital specialist with ACM's Agricultural division and prior to that chief of staff at The Land, where I started as a journalist in 2006.