UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: July to September 2009

The latest report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) highlights the good news that the reduction in the incidence of PMWS and PCV2-associated disease has been sustained, and that pig prices continue to be favourable. One case each of swine vesicular disease and Aujeszky's disease were suspected but have not been confirmed.
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Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Q3 2009
June-September 2009
Published November 2009

Contents

HIGHLIGHTS

INTRODUCTION TO GB REPORT

OVERVIEW PIG DEMOGRAPHICS AND DIAGNOSTIC SUBMISSION RATES NOTIFIABLE DISEASES REPORTED FARM VISIT INVESTIGATIONS FOOD SAFETY INCIDENTS ENDEMIC DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

UNUSUAL AND NEW DISEASES

SCANNING SURVEILLANCE FOR NEW AND EMERGING DISEASE

REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Highlights

There were two suspected cases of notifiable disease reported to Animal Health, neither of which was confirmed. There was one food safety incident involving pigs.

Pig prices continue to be favourable and directly related to the value of the pound compared with the Euro. This improvement may explain the projected increase in pig numbers being forecast.

There is no evidence that the new neonatal enteric disease reported in Denmark and France is present in the UK.

The sustained reduction in the incidence of PMWS and PCV2-associated disease is very encouraging for pig producers.

No influenza viruses were isolated from pigs during this quarter in England, Scotland or Wales.

There are continued problems with swine dysentery which appear to be centred in the north-east and it is of much concern that another multi-resistant isolate has been identified.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.


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