The GB Emerging Threats Quarterly Report has been published, which highlights that total GB diagnostic submissions to APHA and SAC CVS from pigs in January to March 2018 were reduced by 7% compared to the average of the four previous years, although higher than in Q1 2016.
There were regional differences in submission levels with those from England mainly affected by these reductions. As noted in the previous two quarters months, there were fewer non-carcase (postal) submissions to APHA in Q1, 2018 although this was partially compensated for by increased submissions of this type to SAC CVS.
The report also contains information on the porcine epidemic, the first Report of African Swine Fever in Hungary, information on ongoing, new and re-emerging disease investigations and changes in disease patterns and risk factors.
The full report can be found HERE.
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