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1

List the notifiable VESICULAR diseases of pigs - 5

1. FMD
2. SVD
3. Vesicular Stomatitis
4. Vesicular Exanthema
5. Seneca valley A virus

2

List the notifiable HAEMORRHAGIC diseases of pigs - 2

1. Classical Swine Fever
2. African Swine Fever

3

List the other notifiable diseases of pigs that do not fall into the vesicular or haemorrhagic categories - 7

1. Teschen disease
2. PED / TGE
3. Aujeszky's disease
4. Brucella suis
5. Anthrax
6. PRRS
7. Rabies

4

Which notifiable disease is no longer notifiable in the UK?

PRRS

5

What is Teschen Disease?

Polioenchephalomyelitis caused by an enterovirus

6

What causes TGE / PED?

Coronavirus

7

What is Aujeszky's Disease?

'pseudorabies / mad itch' caused by herpesvirus

8

What causes FMD?

Picornavirus

9

Which animals are affected by FMD?

cloven-hoofed livestock and some wild-life spp

10

What are the three main way that FMD could be transmitted to pigs?

Swill feeding pigs
Meat products given to pigs
AI with contaminated semen

11

What are the main Sx of FMD in pigs?

Pyrexia
Lameness
Vesicles on the feet, snout and tongue
Abortion
Sudden death

12

What causes African Swine fever?

DNA virus

13

How is African Swine fever transmitted?

direct or indirect via ornithodorus ticks

14

What is the natural terminal host for ASF?

warthogs

15

What are the main Sx of ASF in pigs?

sudden death
pyrexia > 41 degrees
incoordination
V+ / D+
Resp. sx
conjunctivitis
abortion
cyanosis of extremities
lameness

16

What causes classical swine fever?

pestivirus

17

What is classical swine fever?

a viral infection affecting pigs

18

What is another name for CSF?

hog cholera

19

What are the main Sx of CSF in pigs?

pyrexia
anorexia
weakness
conjunctivitis
V+ / D+
cyanosis

20

What procedures are classed as mutations in the UK?

Teeth clipping
Tail docking
Ear notching
Castration

21

In which breed of pig is ear notching considered part of the breed standard?

Berkshire pig

22

In which breed of pig is castration a requirement for all non-breeding males?

Kune Kune

23

What are the three legal forms of euthanasia for piglets in the UK?

Blunt trauma if < 5kg
Turkey stunner
Barbiturate injection