Several Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD) outbreacks were registered in central Italy (Umbria and Marche regions) during October 2008. In the same time vesicular lesions were observed in an high percentage of animals of a fattening unit (approx. 2000 fattening pigs), located the surveillance area.
The aim of this work is to describe the episode and explain the differential diagnostic pathway to rule out SVD and suspect Idiopathic Vesicular Disease (IVD)
Marco Sensi1 Antonella Catalano2 Miriam Tinaro1 Caterina Mariotti1 Carmen Panzieri1 Silvia Marchi1 Silva Costarelli1
1. Istituto Zooprofi lattico Sperimentale dell’Umbria e delle Marche, Perugia, Italy; 2. Azienda Sanitaria Locale 2 , Perugia, Italy
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