English translation: Animal trade over a wide geographic area
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Explanation: ... or words to that effect. I think it is very misleading to talk about borders because none are necessarily involved - it could just as easily be a wide area of a single country, as was indeed the case with the recent foot and mouth epidemic in the UK.
animal trade across countries, cross-border animal trade
Explanation: "widespread" would be the actual term, however, it doesn['t define it in this context (geographically), hence I would opt for this phrase, thus explaining that it is the trading across countries or borders that increases the risk of foot-and mouth disease.
Klaus Dorn Local time: 05:59 Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in pair: 1514