Swine vesicular disease
(SVD) is a contagious viral disease of pigs that produces clinical signs similar to foot-and-mouth disease.
Moreover, swine vesicular disease
virus, which infects swine, is serotypically identical and antigenically closely related to human coxsackie B5 virus (10-12).
In 40 years of buying, fattening and selling pigs, the Waughs had never seen foot-and-mouth disease, although they did lose a herd in the 1970s when it was hit by an outbreak of swine vesicular disease
, a close cousin of foot-and-mouth.
But as ASF control measures are very similar to those for other pig diseases included in the OIE list A, such as swine vesicular disease
and classical swine fever, the proposal takes account of the newly-adopted Directive on CSF.
Part of the neutralizing antigenic site III has been described in this genome region in poliovirus and swine vesicular disease
In the veterinary and animal health field, the applicant state is demanding additional guarantees for the import of live pigs and embryo donor animals to enable quarantine and testing, particularly for imports from countries where Swine Fever and Swine Vesicular Disease
have been detected.
The eradication of anaplasmosis, babesiosis and cowdriosis in the French Overseas Departments is also supported (Euro 500,000).EU funds will also be used to eradicate the most serious viral diseases in pigs such as classical and African swine fever and swine vesicular disease
. Eradication of Aujeszky's disease will also be supported.