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.
Iowa State University
Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health, "Swine Vesicular Disease" (2007). Center for Food Security and Public Health Technical Factsheets. 130.