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UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: April to June 2009

by 5m Editor
22 September 2009, at 12:00am

The latest report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) highlights the good news the incidence of PMWS was the lowest in England and Wales since 2002, and bad news that the diagnostic rate for PRRS this quarter is the highest rate for any quarter over the same period. There were no outbreaks of Notifiable Diseases during the quarter.

Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Q2 2009
April-June 2009
Published August 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

LITERATURE REVIEW

Highlights

There were no reported incidents of food safety or Notifiable disease involving pigs in the second quarter of 2009.

The incidence of PMWS was the lowest in England and Wales since 2002 and is further evidence that this severe disease continues to come under control and supports the findings of the BPEX vaccine trial.

The diagnostic rate for PRRS this quarter showed an increase on the previous quarter and although this was not statistically significant, it is the highest rate for any quarter since 2002.

The quarterly percentage of relevant diagnostic submissions with a diagnosis of pneumonia and/or pleurisy has shown a significant decrease on the same quarter in 2008 for England, Wales and for Great Britain. This is the lowest for the second quarter since 2002. Although it is only a marginal decrease from the first quarter of 2009 it is supported as being real by data from other sources.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.


September 2009