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UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report: January - March 2009

by 5m Editor
10 June 2009, at 12:00am

The latest report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) highlights that swine dysentery continues to cause concern, while the incidence of pneumonia has declined. There have been no outbreaks of Notifiable Diseases or zoonoses associated with pigs, nor evidence of H1N1 influenza in pigs during the quarter.

Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Q1 2009
January-March 2009
Published May 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

SYNDROMIC DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

SCANNING SURVEILLANCE FOR NEW AND EMERGING DISEASE

Highlights

  • There have been no outbreaks of Notifiable Disease or zoonoses associated with pigs.
  • There were no food safety incidents involving pigs in England, Wales or Scotland.
  • No cases involving the novel H1N1 strain of influenza causing disease in humans have been detected in GB pigs.
  • Swine dysentery continues to cause concern particularly in East Anglia but the VLA is very encouraged to see that the industry led Producers Charter is being used to tackle the problem.
  • The incidence of pneumonia has declined despite the first quarter being a cold, when more disease would be expected.
  • VLA is encouraged that mannose reduced the salmonella meat juice ELISA scores significantly within six months as methods for tackling salmonellosis are needed.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.


June 2009