Swine Diseases and Resources

Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world; approximately, 1.3 billion pigs are produced each year worldwide. In 2009, the top 10 pork producing countries were China, EU-27, USA, Brazil, Russia, Vietnam, Canada, Japan, Philippines, and Mexico. The United States was the leading exporter of pork in 2009 with a 33% share of the market, followed by the EU, Canada and Brazil. In addition to protein pork provides, other important products from swine include insulin, valves for human heart surgery, suede, and gelatin for food uses. Pigs also generate important byproducts that can be used in manufacturing insulation, rubber, antifreeze, plastics and fertilizer. The diseases listed here are some of most important transboundary animal diseases that affect swine. Some of these are zoonotic.

Swine Diseases

Acariasis
African Swine Fever
Anthrax
Aujeszky’s Disease
Avian Influenza
Blue Eye Disease
Boophilus microplus
Botulism
Brucella suis
Brucellosis
Campylobacteriosis
Chagas (Trypanosomiasis-American)
Classical Swine Fever
Coccidioidomycosis
Cryptococcosis
Cryptosporidiosis
Dermatophytosis
Echinococcosis
Ehrlichiosis
Epsilon Toxin of Clostridium perfringens
Foot and Mouth Disease
Getah Virus
Influenza
Japanese Encephalitis
Larva Migrans
Leptospirosis

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Pigs

FMD Pocket Guide
The Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) pocket guide was designed to enhance vesicular disease surveillance in swine by providing practitioners, veterinary students and USDA personnel with a convenient resource illustrating the progression of FMD lesions.

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Resources and Diseases by Species

Aquatic Animals Bovine
Canine Cervids
Equine Feline
Humans Non-Poultry Birds
Pocket Pets Poultry
Small Ruminants Swine