Wild pigs carry diseases that can have devastating consequences for domestic pig populations.
Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed an incidence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) at a sow farm in southeast Manitoba.
The program will identify the best biocontainment recommendations from the various transportation biosecurity programs now in the industry.
This effort is to provide standardized recommendations for biocontainment, biosecurity with the first points of concentration.
Approximately one million pigs cross state lines, in the US, each week traveling to other farms. With that rate of migration, outbreak responses must begin within hours of discovering an infectious disease.
Forty percent of fresh pork sampled was found to contain livestock associated-MRSA (LA-MRSA), according to a Danish study.
The scope of new strains of influenza for pigs appears to be expanding.
Scientists have produced pigs that appear to be resilient to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).
The Manitoba Pork Chair suggested that the Canadian and US pork industries would best address the risks posed by swine disease by working together.
Staff who work with pigs should be able to spot the symptoms of common diseases.