Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer says steps are being taken to clean and disinfect the three Manitoba swine farms that have been infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as quickly as possible.
A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reports the severity of disease in the three latest PED infected Manitoba swine farms has been quite variable.
The Chair of Sask Pork says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s continued refusal to change regulations that are increasing the risk bringing PED into Canada is frustrating.
The Chair of Manitoba Pork remains hopeful lobbying by pork producers will result in reinstatement of an emergency protocol that had helped keep PED out of western Canada.
The Western Canadian Swine Health Alliance is voicing its concern to the Canada’s Agriculture Minister over the suspension of an emergency protocol designed to keep PED out of Canada.
The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports data submitted to the PigTrace Canada database on swine movements has proved useful in resolving food safety issues as well as in helping to track Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea.
Steve’s Livestock Transport out of Blumenort, Manitoba, says it’s complying with new requirements for swine transport vehicles returning from U.S. farms to be washed in the United States while continuing to lobby for reinstatement of a program that allowed washing at Canadian facilities.
The Vice President Operations with Steve’s Livestock Transport says efforts to contain PED have pushed attention to biosecurity to a new level.
The Vice President Operations with Steve’s Livestock Transport, says the challenges posed by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea have highlighted the importance of the role of transport workers in ensuring biosecurity.