Part 2 - CVO statement: Increased Vigilance and Biosecurity - Transcript
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency corporate introduction plays. It shows images that represent the work of the Agency including a Petri dish, strawberries, a growing plant, a chicken and a maple leaf.
Text: CFIA – Safeguarding with Science
Text: Increased Vigilance and Biosecurity
Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada, appears on screen
On-farm biosecurity is critical to preventing animal diseases from developing and spreading.
One of the most common ways that African swine fever is spread from country to country is through people's actions. By this I referring famers feeding their pigs uncooked uncooked food scraps that are infected with the virus.
Although harmless to humans, in the rare event that an item of food has even a trace amount of the virus, it can infect pigs if fed to them.
It is for this reason that you should carefully source animals, products and byproducts, including feed and feed ingredients.
Also ensure to take the necessary precautions so your pigs do not come into contact with wild pigs, hogs, or boars since the wild pig population can also carry and spread the disease by coming into contact with domestic animals.
If you have recently travelled to a country where serious animal diseases exist, avoid any contact with animals for at least 14 days after returning to Canada. This includes contact with wildlife, farm animals and zoo animals.