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Description - Control measures - Diagnostic manual - Notification and health situation - Other Links


Swine vesicular disease may appear among pigs.
Transmission occurs via lesions in skin and mucosa, direct contact or indirect contact with excretions from infected pigs.
A major source of virus spread is faecal contamination, often within contaminated vehicles.
Control is achieved through strict quarantine, elimination of infected and contact pigs, prohibition of feeding with catering waste, control of movements of pigs and transport vehicles and thorough disinfection of premises, transport vehicles, and equipment.
SVD is a List A disease, according to the OIE Classification of Diseases.
It means that it is a transmissible disease that has the potential for very serious and rapid spread, irrespective of national borders, that is of serious socio-economic or public health consequence and that is of major importance in the international trade of animals and animal products.

For more details, click on the OIE technical cards on SVD.

Control measures

- Council Directive 92/119/EEC of 17 December 1992 introducing general Community measures for the control of certain animal diseases and specific measures relating to swine vesicular disease. pdf

SVD Diagnostic Manual

Commission Decision 2000/428/EC of 4 July 2000 establishing diagnostic procedures, sampling methods and criteria for the evaluation of the results of laboratory tests for the confirmation and differential diagnosis of swine vesicular disease. pdf

Notification and Health Situation

Swine vesicular disease is a notifiable disease, according to Council Directive 82/894/EEC EEC of 21 December 1982 on the notification of animal diseases within the Community.

Click on ADNS for a description of the notification system and the latest health situation table.

Community Reference Laboratory

The Community Reference Laboratory for SVD is the Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright.

Other useful links

- OIE web site

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