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Scanning surveillance reports

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Scanning surveillance reports are published to inform governments, the veterinary profession and livestock farming industries of new or re-emerging threats to animal health or changing trends among existing ones. They are compiled by APHA’s Surveillance Intelligence Unit and published on GOV.UK.

APHA disease surveillance reports collection

Veterinary Investigation Diagnosis Analysis (VIDA)

Annual report on data recorded by APHA and SRUC Veterinary Services on animal and bird diagnostic submissions in Great Britain.

APHA produce an annual VIDA report that comprises both summary data by month for VIDA diagnoses recorded during the previous year and annual totals for the previous eight years. In addition, further analysis and comments are provided for three diseases, selected by the representative Species Expert Group.

Past annual VIDA Reports are available on GOV.UK.

Chemical food safety

Summary of investigations into chemical incidents on farms to ensure the health and welfare of livestock, and food safety, is protected.

APHA chemical food safety reports (livestock) (Link to GOV.UK)

Conference reports

Information on APHA’s surveillance service

  • Information for vets in practice on the Veterinary Surveillance & Diagnostic Services in England and Wales: English| Welsh
  • Information for farmers on the Veterinary Surveillance & Diagnostic Services in England and Wales: English | Welsh
  • Information for farmers on the Centre of Expertise for Extensively Managed Livestock (dual language)

Disease information reports





Small ruminant


Archived disease information