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Owning a Pedigree Pig - Notifiable Diseases

Certain diseases such as Foot and Mouth are Notifiable Diseases. If you suspect that your pigs have been infected you MUST inform your local Animal Health Office. Leaflets are available. One of the most likely routes of infection is the feeding of infected meat to pigs. You cannot feed any kind of catering or kitchen waste to farmed animals. Catering waste is defined as all waste food, whether raw or cooked, including used cooking oils, which arise in premises such as:

Household kitchens
Fish and Chips/Pizza/Kebab shops
Takeaway shops
Vegetarian kitchens/restaurants

Remember! Years of conservation breeding can be wiped out at a stroke by a disease epidemic such as the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001. It is every pedigree breeders responsibility to help maintain national biosecurity.

Bob Stevenson MRCVS

Farm Health Plan

Download this template and discuss it with your local vet



FHP Workshop

Download the slide show from Bob's workshop




Bob answers your frequently asked veterinary questions


BPA Leaflet

BPA working with Defra have produced a leaflet covering Responsibilities and Legal Obligations



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DEFRA "Breeds at Risk" Register 
Foot and Mouth Disease
Classical Swine Fever
Notifiable Diseases
Animal Health Offices -
0844 8844600
Defra Animal Health and Welfare website
Information for members in Northern Ireland
Information for members in Scotland
Information for members in Wales

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