SAPPO, through its veterinary liaison officer Dr Peter Evans, has an excellent working relationship with the national veterinary authorities and cooperates with them to conduct regular national serological surveys to prove the absence of many viral diseases found in pigs in other countries. Copies of the annual survey reports can be obtained from SAPPO at tel no 012-3613920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recent survey was conducted in 2009. The final report is pending but preliminary data indicates that both PRRS and CSF, diseases that were present in South African herds in 2004 and 2005 respectively, were successfully eradicated.
The figures in the table indicate the number of tests that were done and found to be positive.