Vigilance urged following confirmation of Swine Dysentery outbreak

Pig producers are being urged to be extra vigilant following confirmation, following confirmation of a new case of Swine Dysentery in Yorkshire.

The disease was identified by clinical signs and subsequently confirmed by laboratory tests on a pig unit in North Yorkshire last Thursday, October 26.

AHDB Pork is advising producers that increased vigilance for the development of clinical signs of disease within their herd should be observed.

“It is important that a heightened level of biosecurity and monitoring for clinical signs are observed over the next few weeks,” it said.

it also pointed out that communication of this outbreak has only been possible once the producer had signed up to the Disease Charter. Any producers not already signed up to the Charter are encouraged to do so through their Pig Hub Account.

Guidance on biosecurity can be viewed here

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