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UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to March 2007)

by 5m Editor
11 June 2007, at 12:00am

By Veterinary Laboratories Agency - This report monitors trends in the major endemic pig diseases and utilises the farmfile and VIDA (Veterinary Investigation Disease Analysis) databases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of 15 VLA regional laboratories which carry out disease investigation in the field.

Quarterly Surveillance Report Pigs: Vol.11 No.1
January - March 2007
Published May 2007

Contents

HIGHLIGHTS (here)

NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

ZOONOSES & FOOD SAFETY

OVERVIEW OF PIG INDUSTRY

SCANNING SURVEILLANCE FOR NEW & EMERGING DISEASES

HIGHLIGHTS OF ENDEMIC DISEASE

PUBLICATIONS

Highlights

  • No notifiable diseases of pigs were recorded in the first quarter of this year.
  • No food safety incidents concerning pigs were recorded in the first quarter this year.
  • Salmonellosis remains the most significant potential zoonosis. Salmonella submissions and isolations were much reduced this quarter when compared with the same quarter of 2006. Salmonella enterica enterica Typhimurium DT 193 predominates with U302, U309, U288, and DT104 appearing less frequently.

    The demand for ZAP visits remains high with 36 visits carried out in this period. 31% of 1551 faecal samples were found to be positive.

    Streptococcus suis type 2 still accounts for many of the isolates serotyped this quarter. No zoonotic incidents were recorded.

    VTEC O157 was not found in any of the pig submissions of the enhanced E.coli surveillance.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF ENDEMIC DISEASE SURVEILLANCE: Analysis of the submissions without a diagnosis did not indicate the emergence of a novel pig disease during the first quarter of 2007.

    No new and emerging diseases or recrudescence of old disease has occurred in pigs. No new strains of avian influenza have been seen and in this first quarter few isolations of viruses were made.

Introduction

The most important facts related to Statutory and Notifiable Diseases and Public Health are displayed first as they are the highest priority. Information related to the Endemic Diseases Project follows these.

Notifiable Viral Diseases

No suspect incidents of swine fever or Aujeszky’s disease were reported that require statutory laboratory investigations.

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June 2007