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Description:From the “Illustrated Manual for the Recognition and Diagnosis of Certain Animal Diseases”, published in 1982, by the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease, this photograph depicts a close-up, view of a pig's snout, which displayed a large area of unruptured vesicles due to a case of vesicular exanthema of swine (VES).
Caused by a virus belonging to the family Caliciviridae, and the genus Vesivirus, “VES is an acute, febrile, contagious disease of swine, characterized by the formation of vesicles on certain parts of [a pig’s body]. Clinical signs are indistinguishable from those seen in swine affected with foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, or swine vesicular disease. Vesicle formation is the only known lesion directly attributable to the infection.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Jerry J. Callis, PIADC/Dr. Brian W.J. Mahy, CDC
Creation Date:1982
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Links:Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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