PRRS Research Prompts Infectious Enthusiasm
A common swine disease in Canada is porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and it is a very expensive disease for the swine industry. It spreads in many ways, including through pigs, the air or fomites like equipment and clothing. The greatest risks are employees working on multiple farms and sharing equipment, along with trucks coming onto the property. Biosecurity protocols are needed to prevent the disease from entering swine facilities. There are many different strains of this disease so they might have different protocols for elimination. Prevention is the greatest tool for producers to use to avoid the fallout from PRRS.
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