CWSHIN has a new activity “Targeted Emerging Issue Investigation” where we have the opportunity to investigate health issues that have been flagged as new or important to the swine sector. The first laboratory investigation is on Streptococcus.

Starting in April 2021, Streptococcus cases identified by Prairie Diagnostic Services (PDS) or Veterinary Diagnostic services (VDS) may be selected for further testing and collection of case data. Therefore, if your herd has Streptococcus suis or Streptococcus zooepidemicus identified at PDS or VDS, your practitioner will be contacted for some herd tombstone or baseline data.

This could be a help to you and your practitioner in managing the disease because your will get more detailed information on the type of Streptococcus that caused the problem in your herd.

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