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First New Canadian Case of PED Since March 23 Reported in Ontario

    April 16, 2015 The first new case of PED in Canada since March 23 was reported today in a farrow to feeder farm in Perth County, Ontario. This serves as a reminder that producers should treat all high pig-traffic sites and vehicles as potentially contaminated with the PED virus and/or SDCV. Producers must work closely with their livestock hauler to ensure all trucks are cleaned, disinfected and dried every time before entering a farm. If any truck tries to enter your farm that has not been cleaned, don’t let it on. It poses a serious risk for bringing PED or SDCV onto your farm and into your barn. Other biosecurity measures, such as cleaning and disinfecting load-out areas and requiring clean boots and clothing for all barn visitors, should also be strictly enforced. If you have any questions or concerns about biosecurity for your premises, call Javier Bahamon at Alberta Pork (1-877-247-7675), email  Javier.bahamon@albertapork.com or contact ...

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Alberta Pork Telephone Town Hall Tackles Antibiotics in Livestock Production

April 2, 2015 It's an issue that's getting more attention these days, and for good reason.That's why Alberta Pork addressed the issue of antibiotic use in pork production today in its latest telephone town hall.  In case you missed it, here are some of the key points from today's call. For a PDF summary, click here.   Antibiotics in Livestock Production Every year, two million people in the U.S. get sick from resistant infections and 23,000 die. While we can’t do anything about bacteria, we can control how we use anti-microbials. It’s a complex topic, one that’s growing in importance for a number of sectors, including the pork industry. Unfortunately, what you don’t know CAN hurt you and the industry as a whole, so here are some key points around antibiotic use for your animals. What Are Antimicrobials and Why Are They Used? Antimicrobials/antibiotics are substances that have the capacity to kill or inhibit t ...

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