Swine vesicular disease
The Swine vesicular disease is not a common pathology but its importance its based on its clinical presence, undifferentiated from the Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Alternative names: EVP
Although the virus causing Swine Vesicular Disease differs from the one causing foot and mouth disease, it produces a clinical disease which cannot be differentiated from Foot-and-mouth disease. Both virus belong to the Picornavirdae family.
Every time a sudden lameness outbreak affecting a high amount of animals, and in which vesicles in face, tongue and claws are present, this disease should be considered. In most of the countries the disease is of mandatory report, so authorities must be informed in case of any suspicion