For the fourth quarter of 2020, we can report that the general swine health in the region was good. Now, we also have results from the Clinical Impression Surveys provided by swine practitioners in the region for the entire 2020. We are happy to say that we had a good representation of swine health in the region. We follow-up from last quarter on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus.

Follow-up on PED

All confirmed cases from 2020 have achieved presumptive negative status. No new cases have been reported in 2021 in the western region.

 Follow-up on Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus:

A sow barn re-broke after depopulation, cleaning, and repopulation.

Annual reporting on the CIS

In 2020, results from the CWSHIN Clinical Impression Surveys (CIS) were a good representation of swine health in the region.

76% of the practices in the region, known to serve swine premises, contributed to CIS. We estimated that these practices served 1,400 premises with swine that is close to the number of premises registered in PigTrace; more than what was registered in CQA and less than recorded in StatCan data (January 2020).