UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: July to September 2010

by 5m Editor
5 January 2011, at 12:00am

In its latest quarterly report, the Veterinary Laboratories Agency highlights that beta-lactamase-resistant Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae has been isolated from a pig with pneumonia and that malignant catarrhal fever has been identified in the country for the first time.

Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Q3 2010
July-September 2010
Published November 2010




New and Emerging diseases

On-going Emerging Disease Investigations

Unusual Diagnoses

Changes in Disease Patterns and Risk Factors


There were no food safety incidents involving pigs.

There was no evidence to indicate the emergence in GB of either post weaning catabolic/cachexic syndrome or high mortality neonatal enteritis as reported in the USA and Europe, respectively.

Beta-lactamase-resistant Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae was isolated from a pig with pneumonia.

Malignant catarrhal fever identified for the first time in a British pig.

Pandemic H1N1 influenza virus continues to be detected in British pigs.

Increased numbers of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium-like organisms were isolated

Further Reading

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Further Reading

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December 2010