Swine Surveillance in Canada

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Industry Associations

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Swine Network

African swine fever

ASF Weekly intelligence report on African Swine Fever

WebEx Recording from December 12th CEZD Webinar on African Swine Fever - Clinical Disease Recognition

PowerPoint Presentation from September 27th CEZD Webinar on African Swine Fever

ASF References and Links

Brown VR and Bevins SN (2018) A Review of African Swine Fever and the Potential for Introduction into the United States and the Possibility of Subsequent Establishment in Feral Swine and Native Ticks. Front. Vet. Sci. 5:11. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00011 https://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/nwrc/publications/18pubs/rep2018-022.pdf

Dee SA, Bauermann FV, Niederwerder, MC, Singrey A, Clement T, de Lima M, et al. (2018) Survival of viral pathogens in animal feed ingredients under transboundary shipping models. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0194509 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0194509

Jurado C, Paternoster G, Martínez-López B, Burton K, Mur L; Could African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever Viruses Enter into the United States via Swine Products Carried in Air Passengers' Luggage? Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Aug 20. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12996. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tbed.12996

Xintao Zhou, Nan Li, Yuzi Luo, Ye Liu, Faming Miao, Teng Chen, Shoufeng Zhang, Peili Cao, Xiangdong Li, Kegong Tian, Huaji Qiu, Rongliang Hu (2018) Emergence of African Swine Fever in China, 2018 Aug 13 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tbed.12989


Canadian Pork Council - African Swine Fever 

Iowa State University - African Swine Fever

University of Minnesota - emerging issues ASF

FAO Manual for Veterinarians

American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fact Sheet on African Swine Fever

Swine Health Ontario and Ontario Animal Health Network

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
OS Longman Building
Suite 927, 6909 – 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 4P2 Canada
Telephone: 780-427-3448
Fax: 780-415-0810

LINK to PDF of this report