Farmscape for August 20, 2018
In light of PED in Manitoba and African Swine Fever in China, the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is encouraging swine producers to review their biosecurity protocols.
The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network held its quarterly veterinary meeting August 8th and the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network held its quarterly meeting August 15th.
Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network Manager Dr. Jette Christensen says, in general, the diseases that producers normally deal with seem to have been very well contained in the second quarter.
Clip-Dr. Jette Christensen-Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network:
The problem for the second quarter was the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea that started mid-May in southeastern Manitoba.
It's being dealt with and there is progress on it.
Right now there's 12 farms that have had an outbreak but some of the control areas, buffer areas haven't had a disease since early June and they seem to be progressing very well through the control.
On these calls we are also looking outside Canada.
When we looked outside Canada, what was of major concern was an outbreak of African Swine Fever in China.
It was the first case reported from China and that concerns us a bit because of the contact, people travelling to and from China.
When we conclude what happened on our call, the message is really that that the PED outbreak in Manitoba and the African Swine Fever in China should prompt all producers to review their biosecurity protocols with their herd veterinarians and their farm workers.
Dr. Christensen notes reports outlining the highlights of these two meeting meetings will circulated to veterinarians and to producers shortly.
For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.
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