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 Disease Information

Animal diseases found in swine vary in virulence, ease of transmission, mode of transmission, and host affinity. Diseases of concern are highly contagious diseases that cause significant morbidity or mortality. Animal diseases of concern are commonly categorized in the following manner.


Senecavirus A



  • Senecavirus A is a contagious but treatable virus spread by direct contact between pigs
  • Symptoms closely resemble Foot and Mouth disease
  • It is important that producers immediately report any suspicion to their herd veterinarian
  • Given that Senecavirus A is not federally reportable disease, it does not currently present a risk to our international trade market.
  • Symptoms can take between two to eight days to begin showing
  • An infected animal can remain contagious for up to 21 days
  • Pork products are absolutely safe to eat. This disease is only infectious to swine and poses no threat to humans
Senecavirus A

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019 6:02 PM



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