January 25, 2016
Just when you thought it was a thing of the past, PED made its presence felt again with two more cases in Ontario.
On January 15, a new case of PED was reported in a farrow to partial finish barn in Bruce County. One week later, another case was reported in a finisher barn in Huron County.
With Seneca Valley Virus lurking and PED still hanging on, biosecurity continues to be a critical component for Alberta producers.
To help with that, Alberta Pork has two tools available: The Biosecurity Risk Assessment and the new Alberta Pork Biocontainment Plan.
You can download both of these tools here , or contact Javier Bahamon at the Alberta Pork office to have them sent to you: 1-877-247-7675, email@example.com.
January 5, 2016 (from Farmscape.ca)
The general manager of Manitoba Pork is a Canadian Food Inspection Agency decision to delay enforcement of a regulation which requires swine transport vehicles returning from the U.S. to be washed before reentering Manitoba. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has agreed to delay the resumption of enforcement until May 2 of a regulation which requires swine transport vehicles returning from U.S. farms to be washed in the U.S. before reentering Canada. Since February 2014 as part of a pilot project introduced to reduce the risk of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, swine transport vehicles have sealed at the border and washed and disinfected at certified wash stations in Manitoba. Andrew Dickson, the general manager of Manitoba Pork, says research indicates most of the truck washes in the U.S. are actually contaminated with PEDv.
"The chances of the trailers, which essentially are free of the disease when they deliver the pigs to a U.S. farm and coming back, ar ...
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