Farmscape for February 25, 2021
The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network reports the fourth quarter of 2020 saw the last of the farms infected by PED in Manitoba in 2020 achieving presumptive negative status.
The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network has released its swine disease monitoring and surveillance reports for the fourth quarter of 2020.
CWSHIN Manager Dr. Jette Christensen says, for late fall and early winter, the swine health situation has generally been good.
Clip-Dr. Jette Christensen-Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network:
There's reason to celebrate.
From Manitoba we've heard that the last confirmed case of PED from 2020 has now achieved presumptive negative status and there's been so far, in 2021 no new cases detected so we have no active cases of PED.
Hopefully that will last through the spring when the manure is going to be spread again, so all cautions for the spring manure spreading but it's looking good so far.
For the clinical impression survey, for the first time we saw that respiratory diseases were slightly higher than digestive diseases and that's probably due to the fact that we were in the tail end of the influenza season and that the PED has gone down so we don't have as many tests or reported cases for PED this last quarter.
That is good news but we need to keep an eye on respiratory diseases, especially pneumonia and influenza.
For the laboratory syndromes, sudden death from Strep suis was still at the high level that we've seen since the beginning of 2019.
As we move into the second part of influenza season, Dr. Christensen reminds operations to keep sick people away from their herds and to keep up the good work.
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