Swine Vesicular Disease

Swine vesicular disease is an acute, contagious viral disease of pigs characterised by fever and vesicles (fluid-filled blisters) in the mouth and on the snout, feet, and teats. The vesicular lesions are clinically indistinguishable from those caused by foot and mouth disease (FMD). Swine are the only species affected by swine vesicular disease. The illness varies in severity but is rarely fatal.

In Canada, swine vesicular disease is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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