The executive director of the Canadian Swine Health Board reports initiatives aimed at protecting the Canadian swine herd from disease are attracting the interest of those involved in the production of other livestock species.
The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board says the Canadian pork industry’s experience with porcine circovirus has demonstrated the value of investments in preventive medicine.
The Canadian Swine Health Board reports a program under which Post Doctoral Fellows were placed within swine health research institutions across Canada to help address a shortage of swine health researchers has been highly successful.
A PRRS Area Regional Control Coordinator with the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says Canada’s pork producers are recognizing the value of working together to help reduce the spread of disease within their industry.
The Canadian Swine Health Board is optimistic the effort to reduce the risk of disease impacting Canada’s swine herd will receive the funding necessary to allow it to continue.
The Canadian Swine Health Board says pork industry stakeholders are expressing a willingness to provide financial support to help maintain initiatives undertaken to help protect the Canadian swine herd from the risk of disease.
A group of 50 pork industry stakeholders will gather later this month to help the Canadian Swine Health Board test drive the new National Swine Health Intelligence network.
Researchers working on behalf of the Canadian Swine Health Board are confident the use of air filtration has the potential to be a game changer when it comes to protecting swine from airborne viruses.
Researchers with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are hoping to harness the microbial populations in the guts of pigs as a defense against Brachyspira.
The executive director of the Canadian Swine Health Board suggests actions being taken to encourage swine barn workers to protect themselves and their pigs by being vaccinated against seasonal influenza is a classic example of the “One Health” concept.