Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract. 3 (4): 80 - 82
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Muhammad Abubakar1*, Aatka Jamil2, Shumaila Manzoor2, Ehtisham-ul Haq Khan2, Muhammad Javed Arshad2

1National Veterinary Laboratory, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan; 2FAO National Project, Progressive Control of Foot and Mouth Disease in Pakistan (GCP/PAK/123/USA), Islamabad, Pakistan.

*Correspondence | Muhammad Abubakar, National Veterinary Laboratory, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan; Email:

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is the most important infectious disease of cloven footed animals. It has wide range of hosts but mostly it occurs in cattle and buffaloes. In this report, a rare outbreak of FMD in wild yaks kept at wild life park Murree is described. It was worth-mentioning that clinical lesions were same in severity as in large ruminants. After laboratory analysis, the suspected samples were confirmed as FMD virus serotype A. Based on this report; it is recommended that any control program on FMD should consider the population of yaks and other wild ruminants for vaccination.

Keywords | Foot and mouth disease, Serotype, Yak, Outbreak, ELISA

Editor | Muhammad Zubair Shabbir, Assistant Professor, Quality Operations Laboratory, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

Received | March 30, 2015; Revised | October 24, 2015; Accepted | October 26, 2015; Published | November 09, 2015

Citation | Abubakar M, Jamil A, Manzoor S, Khan EH, Arshad MJ (2015). A rare outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in captive yaks. Res. J. Vet. Pract. 3(4): 80-82.

ISSN | 2308-2798

Copyright © 2015 Abubakar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.