an acute, highly contagious viral disease of cloven-footed animals, characterized by fever and by blisters in the mouth and around the hoofs; hoof-and-mouth disease: it is sometimes transmitted to humans
See foot-and-mouth disease in American Heritage Dictionary 4
An acute, highly contagious degenerative viral disease of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals, characterized by fever and the eruption of vesicles around the mouth and hooves. It is usually not fatal. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.