Researchers present results from a large molecular epidemiology study of influenza A viruses in exhibition swine.
Through virus surveillance in exhibition swine and whole-genome sequencing of isolates, researchers demonstrated that the swine are involved in the evolution of influenza A viruses.
The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center, says while there is discussion about eradication, the virus is currently being treated as an endemic infection.
SHMP collects, analyzes and reports disease data to help the pork industry control economically important diseases.
As part of its surveillance at high traffic swine facilities and truck washes, Alberta Agriculture detected PED virus in an environmental sample collected from a livestock trailer.
Preventing swine respiratory disease is complex. Reducing the level of aerial pollutants, strict on-farm hygiene, and attention to biosecurity can help to prevent outbreaks.
This article offers a discussion of SRD best practices.