Document Type

Report

Publication Date

12-1-2007

Abstract

Swine vesicular disease is a viral disease, characterized by the formation of vesicles and erosions, that affects only pigs. Although it can cause mild to severe illness, this infection is transient and not life-threatening. Its main significance is the strong resemblance to other vesicular diseases, particularly foot-and-mouth disease. Rapid differentiation of these diseases is critical, as the introduction of foot-andmouth disease could cause severe economic losses in non-endemic regions. In addition, the stability of swine vesicular disease virus in the environment complicates its eradication and makes prompt recognition essential for control.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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