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Syndromic surveillance by veterinary practitioners: a pilot study in the pig sector
  1. Carla Correia-Gomes1,2,
  2. Madeleine Kate Henry1,2,
  3. Susanna Williamson3,
  4. Richard M Irvine4,
  5. George J Gunn1,2,
  6. Nigel Woolfenden5,
  7. Mark E. C. White6 and
  8. Sue C Tongue1,2
  1. 1 Epidemiology Research Unit, SRUC (Inverness Campus) Epidemiology Research Unit, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 SRUC (Inverness Campus) Epidemiology Research Unit, An Lochran, Inverness Campus, Inverness, UK
  3. 3 Animal and Plant Health Agency, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
  4. 4 Surveillance Intelligence Unit, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, Surrey, UK
  5. 5 RAFT Solutions, RAFT Solutions, Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK
  6. 6 Pig Veterinary Society, Pig Veterinary Society, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK
  1. E-mail for correspondence; carla.gomes{at}sruc.ac.uk

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  • CC-G and MKH contributed equally.

  • Contributors CCG was involved in developing the concept, the template for the field trial, the standardisation day, the website creation, collating the data, analysis of the results, interpretation of the results and writing the manuscript. MKH was involved in operational aspects of the collation of field data. She originally drafted and wrote the manuscript. SW was involved in developing the concept, the template for the field trial, the standardisation day, developing the questionnaire for the PVP feedback, interpretation of the results, and contributed to the manuscript. RMI contributed to the writing of the manuscript. GJG was involved in acquiring the funding and read the manuscript. NW was involved in developing the templates for the field trial, organised the standardisation days, participated in the field trial and read the manuscript. MW was involved in the development of the templates for the field trial, participated in the field trial and read the manuscript. SCT provided leadership in the original development of the programme of work, subsequent management, direction and epidemiological oversight of the field study, and contributed substantially to the writing of the manuscript. All authors have read the final manuscript.

  • Funding The work described here formed part of a larger body of work funded by the levy board for the British pig industry—now AHDB Pork—formerly known as BPEX. AHDB Pork is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The anonymised data sets generated and analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

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Footnotes

  • CC-G and MKH contributed equally.

  • Contributors CCG was involved in developing the concept, the template for the field trial, the standardisation day, the website creation, collating the data, analysis of the results, interpretation of the results and writing the manuscript. MKH was involved in operational aspects of the collation of field data. She originally drafted and wrote the manuscript. SW was involved in developing the concept, the template for the field trial, the standardisation day, developing the questionnaire for the PVP feedback, interpretation of the results, and contributed to the manuscript. RMI contributed to the writing of the manuscript. GJG was involved in acquiring the funding and read the manuscript. NW was involved in developing the templates for the field trial, organised the standardisation days, participated in the field trial and read the manuscript. MW was involved in the development of the templates for the field trial, participated in the field trial and read the manuscript. SCT provided leadership in the original development of the programme of work, subsequent management, direction and epidemiological oversight of the field study, and contributed substantially to the writing of the manuscript. All authors have read the final manuscript.

  • Funding The work described here formed part of a larger body of work funded by the levy board for the British pig industry—now AHDB Pork—formerly known as BPEX. AHDB Pork is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The anonymised data sets generated and analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

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