Swine Network

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U.S. Swine Bio-Surveillance System Report April 2017 2017-06-26 Developing a National Bio-surveillance System for the U.S. Swine Industry workshop, report, swine, 2017
Swine Health Ontario/OAHN ASF Fact Sheet 2018-10-03 Fact sheet and update on African Swine Fever from SHO and OAHN Swine, african swine fever,

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Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Jan. 8, 2019 Alberta First Finding

From: Dr. Keith Lehman Chief Provincial Veterinarian

Date: January 7, 2019

A case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has been confirmed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

 

About Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

In Alberta, PED is a provincially reportable disease, which means that producers or veterinarians must notify the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) of all suspected or confirmed cases.

There is no human health risk with PED.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) is a highly contagious, viral disease of pigs that has not previously been detected in Alberta.

PED causes severe diarrhea and death in suckling pigs and milder diarrhea in older pigs. Any sudden onset of unusual diarrhea should be investigated immediately by a veterinarian.

It has been detected in other provinces including Ontario and Manitoba as well as several states in the United States.

For the past five years, AF and its stakeholders have successfully kept this disease out of Alberta.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) will continue to work with Alberta Pork, pork producers, swine veterinarians, and other pork industry stakeholders to investigate this case and prevent further spread of the virus. We do not expect any market access implications as a result of this finding.

If you suspect your pigs may be infected, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian at 780-427-3448.

Office of the Chief Provincial
Veterinarian
OS Longman Building
Suite 927, 6909 – 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 4P2 Canada
Telephone: 780-427-3448
Fax: 780-415-0810
www.agriculture.alberta.ca

LINK to PDF of this report

LA DIARRHÉE ÉPIDÉMIQUE PORCINE/Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea March 26, 2019 Saint-Damase en Montérégie, Quebec quarantaine et enquête en cours/quarantine and investigation

le 26 mars, 2019

Nouveau cas de DEP au Québec L’EQSP tient à informer tous les éleveurs et intervenants de la filière porcine québécoise du diagnostic d’un nouveau cas de DEP au Québec.

L’élevage comprend 3700 porcelets en pouponnière situé à Saint-Damase en Montérégie. Tous les porcelets de ce site proviennent d’une même maternité où il y a absence de signes cliniques de DEP, mais des tests sont en cours pour en confirmer le statut.

Le propriétaire des porcs a immédiatement mis le site en quarantaine et collabore avec l’EQSP au déploiement du Plan d’action sur la DEP et l’application des mesures de biosécurité rehaussée. Une enquête épidémiologique est en cours afin de déterminer la source potentielle de contamination du troupeau. Cette investigation comprend les activités de transport de même que toute autre source de contamination croisée potentielle en lien avec les intervenants ayant eu des contacts récents avec ce site de production.

Nous vous tiendrons informés de l’évolution de la situation.

Le rapport est disponible en ligne

Veuillez contacter L'EQSP pour plus d'informations

Équipe québécoise de santé porcine (EQSP)
555, boul. Roland-Therrien, bureau 100, Longueuil (Québec) J4H 3Y9
Tél. : 450 679-0540, poste 8697 | Télécopieur : 450 463-5229 | mpelletier@eqsp.ca

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March 26, 2019

EQSP would like to inform all stakeholders of a new case of PED in Quebec.

The nursery farm located at Saint-Damase en Montérégie housed 3700 piglets. All piglets were sourced from a single farrowing site, and no clinical signs have been observed on that site to date; tests are underway to determine the status of the animals at the source farm.

The site owner immediately quarantined the site and is working with EQSP to deploy the PED action plan. Enhanced biosecurity has been implemented and an epidemiological survey is underway to determine the source of infection. The investigation includes all linked activities and potential sources of cross contamination with those who have had recent contact with this production site.

French Report is available on line.

Please contact EQSP for further information: 

Équipe québécoise de santé porcine (EQSP)
555, boul. Roland-Therrien, bureau 100, Longueuil (Québec) J4H 3Y9
Tél. : 450 679-0540, poste 8697 | Télécopieur : 450 463-5229 | mpelletier@eqsp.ca