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When a disease crisis hits, you need a written biocontainment plan, says consultant Heather Carriere.


Biocontainment plan can be a lifesaver during a disease outbreak

The to-do list is a long one in a crisis — and it’s better to have it all set down in writing

No one wants an infectious animal disease outbreak on their farm — but every producer should be ready for one, says an expert on biocontainment plans. “When we get into crisis mode, we tend to forget the important steps and communications pieces that need to be there — by having it all documented ahead of […] Read more

Regulatory wrangling ups the threat of PEDv in Canada

Livestock trailers coming from the U.S. could spread 
the virus across Western Canada, say pork officials

Washing hog transports in the U.S. before they return to Canada sounds good in theory — but it may actually increase the threat of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus here. “We are extremely concerned about this because essentially we’re going to be sending trailers to be firehose washed at some point in the U.S. where they […] Read more