Our surveillance sources report a “quiet quarter” and “nothing to report” which means that the general swine health was good.
Producers are reminded that infected manure is a possible route of PED introduction and to take extra precautions when spreading possibly infected manure.
Please support CWSHIN’s Streptococcus project - if you suspect Streptococcus suis call your veterinarian and have materials for culture sent to PDS or VDS.
A potential new strain of Streptococcus zooepidemicus in the US reminds us that vehicles returning from the US may be contaminated with unwanted disease. Take extra care cleaning these vehicles.
Early cross-fostering is important to reduce occurrence of greasy pigs.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)
There are no active cases of PED in the region but the next months (April-June) are the season for new outbreaks of PED. Note infected manure is a possible route of infection.
CWSHIN’s Streptococcus project
Your veterinarian will be contacted if either PDS or VDS detect Strep suis or Strep zoo in diagnostic material sent in from your herd. If you suspect Streptococcus suis please call your veterinarian and have materials for culture sent to PDS or VDS (For more information).
Several practices on the quarterly call reported an uptick in greasy pig. It was mentioned that since teeth clipping is not performed in about 70% of sow herds, competition about teats may result in more facial lesions and greasy pigs.