Lesion Library

This is a database of images of foot and mouth disease lesions. You may download these images to use in your own presentations.  You can also upload your own images to share with other users (they will be checked by a moderator before publication). If you do use any images please acknowledge EuFMD when you do so. By uploading your images here, you are consenting for others to reproduce them.

Note that unless otherwise indicated, the photographs in this library are of field lesions, and therefore all ages given are estimates. You may disagree with the lesion age given- if so, please do feel free to add a comment using the "comment" option at the bottom left of the screen.


        
 
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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 2-3 days
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A freshly lesion on the back of a calf's tongue- note bright red appearance and rough edges.

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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 4-5 days
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Note large amount of fibrin peeling away from lesion

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Species: Pigs
Lesion location: Feet
Estimated lesion age: Cannot age accurately
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An example of 'thimbling'

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Species: Pigs
Lesion location: Feet
Estimated lesion age: Cannot age accurately
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Note detachment of claw- thimbling

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Species: Pigs
Lesion location: Feet
Estimated lesion age: Cannot age accurately
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Note detachment of claw- thimbling.

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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 8-10 days
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A small healing tongue lesion with scar tissue formation

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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 4-5 days
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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 1 day
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Unruptured vesicles on the lower lip

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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 2-3 days
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This lesion is quite freshly ruptured- you can see pieces of epithelium coming away as the animal is handled (stuck to the lip below the lesion itself)

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Species: Cattle
Lesion location: Mouth/muzzle
Estimated lesion age: 2-3 days
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Note the epithelium on the examiner's hand

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