Biosecurity talk in Red Deer in wake of PED cases

As pork producers in Alberta deal with a number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in the province, bio-security has become more important than ever.

As a result, Prairie Swine Health Services will be hosting a Biosecurity Talk on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Radisson in Red Deer.

Dr. Egan Brochoff and his colleagues, as well as Brent Taylor from Hypor and Dave Van Walleghem from Vetoquinol will be updating those in attendance on the situation.

They will also be addressing frequently asked PED questions in an effort to ensure optimal biosecurity measures are being used.

For more information on the sesssion and to register click here.

The session is being held after a fourth case of PED was confirmed on an operation late last week.

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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Pork continue to investigate the causes and are reminding producers to review their farms’ biosecurity policies regularly and consult with their veterinarian and Alberta Pork when necessary.

They are also urging producers to talk to their vet before making shipping decisions as a precaution if herd health issues are suspected.

Alberta Pork is encouraging producers to submit all swine manifests, including farm-to-farm movements, in a timely manner.

For more information on how producers can protect their farm, see Alberta Pork’s PED toolbox.