UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: January to March 2010

by 5m Editor
8 July 2010, at 12:00am

The Veterinary Laboratories Agency expresses concern about a possible link between an outbreak of tuberculosis in outdoor pigs and the infection in badgers in its latest quarterly report.

Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Q1 2010
January-March 2010
Published May 2010



Introduction to GB Report

  • Pig demographics and diagnostic submission rates
  • Notifiable diseases reported
  • Farm visit investigations
  • Food safety incidents
Endemic disease surveillance

Scanning surveillance for new and emerging disease

Science update


No food safety incidents involving pigs were reported.

An outbreak of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) in outdoor pigs with circumstantial evidence that the infection was derived from badgers is of concern.

There is no evidence of post-weaning catabolic syndrome in Great Britain, which has been reported in the USA and Canada.

The continued control of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2)-associated disease (PCVAD), since the introduction of PCV2 vaccines and the probable reduction in the incidence of other diseases, as a consequence of reduced immunosuppression is very encouraging for the industry.

Further Reading

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Further Reading

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July 2010