Two projects aimed at ASF and PED prevention and control will protect animal health and ensure the international competitiveness of the Manitoba pork industry.

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $680,900 under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support two major projects aimed at protecting animal health and managing disease in the provincial pork industry.The Invasive Swine Eradication Initiative Project will help mitigate the threat of disease spread by invasive pigs, particularly the highly contagious African Swine Fever (ASF), to commercial herds by seeking out, corralling, and euthanizing invasive swine, thereby protecting herd health and the province’s natural resources. Manitoba is developing a draft strategy for invasive swine management and will seek feedback from industry, interest groups, and the public.The Manitoba High Traffic Facility Swine Disease Surveillance Project is a continuation of the governments’ efforts to address the risk of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) over the past seven years. It will allow more time to fully evaluate mitigation efforts taken by the swine sector that have decreased the occurrence of PED.

Pig333 | Government of Canada/ Canada.  | February 18, 

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