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BE SAFE AND CALL: Minnesota veterinarians have noticed an increase in swine vesicular cases on farms and at slaughter plants. Since the disease’s symptoms are similar to those caused by other foreign animal diseases, contact your veterinarian for a diagnosis and call the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

Veterinarians see more Senecavirus A in Minnesota pigs

Farmers are asked to report SVA symptoms to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have noticed an increase in swine vesicular cases at Minnesota farms and slaughter plants.

While these cases have been found to be associated with Senecavirus A (SVA), the general symptoms cannot be distinguished from those of certain foreign animal diseases, including foot and mouth disease and other swine vesicular diseases.

MBAH officials ask that farmers be vigilant for clinical signs of SVA and to contact them if they see any of the following signs:

  • Vesicles, blisters, or healing blisters on the snout or around the snout
  • Blisters or sloughing of hooves (pigs may appear lame)
  • Fever

To report clinical signs, please call the Minnesota Board of Animal Health at 651-296-2942 or contact your local state or federal animal health official.

Contact information and a MBAH field staff map are both available online.

To reduce the risk of the disease spreading when SVA symptoms are present, MBAH recommends producers:

  • Do not move the affected animal(s).
  • Isolate sick animals from healthy animals, if possible.
  • Document movements leading up to the onset of symptoms.
  • Contact your veterinarian.
  • Cooperate with the state or federal animal health official collecting and submitting samples as part of the FAD investigation.

For more information on SVA, download MBAH’s SVA Fact Sheet.

Source: Minnesota Board of Animal Health, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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