Sampling Guidelines for Pigs


From Dead Pigs

  • Blood
  • Fresh Tissues
  • -Tonsil, Spleen, Lymph Nodes
    -Lung
    - Brain
    - Kidney
    - Ileum

From Live Pigs

  • Serum
  • Blood in EDTA
  • Faeces if enteric disease suspected
  • Nasal swabs

Aditional, if Vesicles are Present

  • Vesicular fluid
  • Vesicle epithelium: 1-2cm
  • Nasal, oral and tonsillar swabs

Points to remember

  • Sample representative animals
  • Sample several animals
  • - Take serum for serology from in-contact animals and recovered animals
    - Sample sick animals
    - Don’t be conservative

General Enquiries

AAHL Reception

Phone + 61 3 5227 5007
Email aahl.reception@csiro.au

Address Address:
5 Portarlington Rd
East Geelong
VIC 3219 Australia

AAHL Accessions

Phone + 61 3 5227 5414
Email aahl-accessions@csiro.au

Address Address:
Private Bag 24
Geelong
VIC 3220 Australia
Specimen Deliveries:
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Attn: Specimen Reception
5 Portarlington Rd
East Geelong
VIC 3219 Australia