CWSHIN Q3 report and disease news

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Overview

View the CWSHIN Q3 report as a PDF

The CWSHIN report for the third quarter of 2021 has been released.

With funding from producers through their pork boards, government and the participation of registered veterinarians in the four western Canadian provinces, the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network (CWSHIN) serves the western Canadian hog industry to improve swine health, production and the economic prosperity of the sector..

Find below a summary of information from that report, relevant to Alberta pork producers.

Highlights

  • Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has returned to Manitoba.
  • African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread through Germany’s domestic herd.
  • CWSHIN has developed a new Epidemiologic Surveillance Report, using data that will inform future updates for producers.

Disease updates

View the disease news update for ASF in Germany and PED in Manitoba as a PDF

  • Seven swine premises in Manitoba’s High-Risk Area and two swine premises in the South Central Buffer Area have been confirmed to have PED.
  • Four German farms have been infected with ASF since last year, including an additional case reported this month in a new region of the country.

Biosecurity

  • Beware high-traffic areas off-farm that could spread disease. Abattoirs and assembly yards see many trucks full of pigs from many different areas, making them a potential hotbed for transmission.
  • Not sure if the clinical signs in your herd are ASF or something else? Rule-out testing under the CanSpotASF surveillance program, though your herd veterinarian, could help bring peace of mind.
  • If you see diarrhea, contact your herd practitioner for a disease investigation.

More information

For more information, please contact Javier Bahamon, Quality Assurance and Production Manager, Alberta Pork by email at javier.bahamon@albertapork.com or by phone at 780-469-8982, toll-free at 1-877-247-PORK (7675).