Making PEDv notifiable will help identify outbreaks quickly

Although some diseases have been managed a voluntary approach each disease is different.

PEDv  is  highly infectious and easily spread so it is imperative that all pig producers actively engage and report any sign of the disease promptly. Key industry bodies believe that legislating to make PEDv a notifiable disease in England is the most effective way of helping to control any disease incursion

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We want to know if your think that making PEDv notifiable will be an overall benefit for the pig industry in England

by Middlemiss on August 05, 2015 at 04:57PM

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  • Posted by rlongthorp August 06, 2015 at 09:40

    Lessons learnt from USA and Canada show that speed and prompt action are essential. This coordinated initiative will offer the best chance we have of achieving both
  • Posted by Andrew August 14, 2015 at 11:11

    I concur with R. Longthorpe,
    PEDv is incredibly virulent, if it does arrive on our shores prompt action will be imperative in stamping it out.
  • Posted by crabbers August 18, 2015 at 16:00

    However well prepared an industry claims to be, a major disease outbreak will cause huge damage to very many businesses. The UK pig sector is probably as well briefed as it could be so making PEDv notifiable will mean the best chance of ongoing vigilance and if reported will have maximum impact on speedy containment.
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