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Pig virology
Controlling porcine epidemic diarrhoea
  1. Martin Smith1,
  2. Grace Webster2 and
  3. Susanna Williamson3
  1. 1Pork Division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth CV8 2TL, e-mail:
  2. 2Pig Veterinary Society, G. W. Pig Consultants, 4 Gownor Steading, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0DL, e-mail:
  3. 3Pig Expert Group, APHA, Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2RX, e-mail:

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FOLLOWING the emergence of virulent strains of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in North America and, more recently, the Ukraine, discussions between the pig industry in England and others have led to the proposal by Defra that porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) is made a notifiable disease. There would, however, be significant differences in the legal requirements for PED if it were made notifiable, compared with diseases like …

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