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Miscellaneous and exotic farmed disease surveillance

If you have found something new, unusual, severe, or unresponsive in relation to miscellanous and exotic farmed diseases,please contact the Miscellaneous and Exotic Farmed Species veterinary lead Alan Wight (03000 600020) or your nearest Veterinary Investigation Centre.

Please note: if you suspect a notifiable disease you must contact APHA immediately.

Miscellaneous and Exotic Farmed Species Expert Group (MEFS) veterinary lead

Alan WightAlan Wight qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1979 and spent 25 years in mixed general practice predominantly on the Sussex/Hampshire border of England. In 2004, following a career-long interest in pathology, he joined the Animal and Plant Health Agency as a Veterinary Investigation Officer and is currently based at Starcross Veterinary Investigation Centre. His main duties consist of post mortem examination of farmed animals and disease investigations, including zoonotic disease investigations.

Miscellaneous and Exotic Farmed species includes those farmed species which fall outside the other five Species Expert Groups, such as camelids, deer and rabbits..

APHA Animal Disease Surveillance Reports

Recent Interesting Cases

GB exotic and farmed species quarterly report: disease surveillance and emerging threats – July-September 2021

  • Neoplasia in Alpacas

Disease information

Information notes and alerts on specific diseases or conditions:

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