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UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: April to June 2010

by 5m Editor
30 December 2010, at 12:00am

In its latest quarterly report, the Veterinary Laboratories Agency reports that pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus outbreaks continue to be diagnosed, often associated with Streptococcus suis infection in rearing pigs, and that there have been further cases of monophasic Typhimurium-like salmonella.

Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Q2 2010
April-June 2010
Published August 2010

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

Science update – appendix 1

Highlights

There were no food safety incidents involving pigs during this quarter.

There is no evidence from diagnostic submissions that the post-weaning cachexic/catabolic syndrome (PWCS) reported in the USA and Canada has occurred in Great Britain.

There is no evidence from diagnostic submissions that the syndrome characterised by high mortality neonatal enteritis, reported in France and Denmark, is present in Great Britain.

Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus outbreaks continue to be diagnosed often associated with Streptococcus suis infection in rearing pigs.

More cases of monophasic Typhimurium-like salmonella have been diagnosed.















Further Reading

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Further Reading

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December 2010