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Swine Biosecurity

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Canada is one of the world's largest exporters of pork and pork products. Biosecurity is becoming increasingly important to the Canadian hog sector.

Swine diseases

The global emergence and re-emergence of swine diseases in recent years has had a major impact on the pork industry, both within Canada and abroad. Outbreaks of contagious diseases such as Classical Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease in pigs have resulted in significant economic losses for pork industries, as well as animal health and environmental concerns. These incidents emphasize the need for a comprehensive, coordinated approach to swine biosecurity.

Led by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), federal, provincial and territorial governments are continuously collaborating with industry and the public to implement and augment swine biosecurity programs aimed at reducing disease transmission and protecting the interests of Canadians.

Sources of swine diseases

Swine diseases can be spread in a number of ways, including:

Biosecurity principles for swine

Some of the basic biosecurity principles for the hog sector include:

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