Swine dysentery reported on Norfolk unit

A new Swine Dysentery (Brachyspira hyodysenteriae) case has been identified on a pig unit in Norfolk.

The case was identified by clinical signs on Tuesday this week and subsequently confirmed by laboratory tests, it is reported by AHDB Pork.

Key case points:

  • The affected holding has been run as a closed herd for the past year
  • A wildlife vector is the suspected route of infection for the herd
  • Strict biosecurity and biocontainment measures are currently in place
  • Depopulation of this unit will commence next week

“If you have recently moved pigs from the Norfolk region please monitor them closely for the development of any clinical signs of enteric disease and notify your vet immediately if you observe any suspect diarrhoea,” said AHDB Pork.

“It is important that a heightened level of biosecurity and monitoring for clinical signs are observed over the next few weeks, especially within the Norfolk Region.

“As wildlife vectors are the suspected route of infection, increased vigilance for the development of clinical signs within the herd should be observed.”

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