Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/21/2005
Publication Date: 10/31/2005
Citation: Rodriguez, L.L., Lubroth, J., Dekker, A. 2005 Chapter 31 Vesicular Diseases. Barbara Straw, Editor, Diseases of Swine, Nineth Edition, Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa, Blackwell Publishing, p.517-535.
Technical Abstract: The principal vesicular diseases that affect swine are foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), vesicular stomatitis (VS), and swine vesicular diseases (SVD). There are other infectious diseases and conditions that can produce signs and pathologies in pigs similar to those seen in these three viral diseases, but they cannot be covered adequately in the scope of this chapter. Salient among the diseases not covered are two callciviruses (vesicular exanthema of swine virus and San Miguel sea lion virus) and conditions such as caustic agents. It is imperative that practitioners attending a case of a vesicular disease immediately notify and collaborate with the veterinary authorities. The figures included in this chapter are purposely not identified as to which vesicular disease is the causative agent with the objective of emphasizing their identical clinical appearance.