The Canadian Pork Council says avoiding any spread of PED will be the first priority following the first case in western Canada in over a year and a half.
New research equipment scheduled to arrive at the Prairie Swine Centre next month will provide scientists with a new tool that will assist them as they work to improve the biosecurity, animal friendliness and ease of use of swine transportation equipment.
Steve’s Livestock Transport says new CFIA requirements for Canadian Swine transports to be washed in the U.S. before returning to Canada will add up to a million dollars per year to it’s cost of washing and disinfecting swine transport trailers.
The Vice President Operations with Steve’s Livestock Transport says efforts to contain PED have pushed attention to biosecurity to a new level.
The Swine Health Information Center urges continued biosecurity as immunity to PED resulting from exposure dissipates.
The national biosecurity specialist with Vetoquinol Canada says pork producers can dramatically reduce the risk of their herds becoming infected by disease by thoroughly cleaning their barns.
The executive director of the U.,S. based Swine Health Information Center warns, as natural immunity to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, resulting from previous exposure dissipates, the risk of the virus spreading will increase.
Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative suggests the best place to deal with PED infected manure is in the pit under the barn before it gets to the earthen manure storage.
The manager of animal health and welfare programs with Manitoba Pork says stepped attention to transportation biosecurity will be key to keeping Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea off Manitoba hog farms as the weather turns colder.