The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released new recommendations on handling hog herds with potential Seneca Valley Virus (SVV).

Clinical symptoms of the disease in market or breeding animals include vesicular lesions on the snout and mouth area and lesions on the coronary band where hooves meet skin. Symptoms may be similar to those of foot-and-mouth disease, so it is important that producers contact their veterinarian if they suspect their herd has been compromised.

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