Swine Health Ontario is spearheading the Ontario initiative to improve disease prevention, detection, response, containment and elimination, leading to better decisions and added value at the farm and industry levels.
In addition to the coronaviruses that have caused illness in humans, there are others that affect animals. Here is a brief review.
Merck Animal Health is investing $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas.
Pigs and chickens cannot get sick from COVID-19, although fruit bats and ferrets are susceptible to the zoonotic disease, finds a new study conducted at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) in Germany.
Challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing African swine fever (ASF) in the pork industry will affect the global poultry industry in 2020, however potential growth could be seen if rising supply chain challenges can be managed, says Rabobank in the latest Poultry Quarterly.
A bill under consideration in Canada would make entering properties where farm animals are kept without lawful authority or excuse to enter an offense under the country’s Health of Animals Act.
Science & Technology Committee
Ontario Pork Industry Council
Ontario Animal Health Network
Canadian Pork Council
Ontario Livestock & Poultry Council
Manager: Dr. Bethany Davidson-Eng
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