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Protect your pigs from African Swine Fever

Do you raise pigs? African swine fever (ASF) is a viral infection that has a very high probability of death for pigs and it is getting closer to North America.

In the current issue of Small Farm Canada, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association gives information on African swine fever and tips on how to keep your herd safe from infection.

Management Tip #1 – Never feed any type of meat to your pigs including dog or cat food. This is prohibited by law in Canada.

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Source : Small Farm Canada

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Gene editing plays a pivotal role in enhancing animal health and aligns with antibiotic stewardship goals in pork production. Baker discusses the potential impact of gene editing on preventing diseases like PRRS and how it parallels successful applications in human healthcare. Challenges and considerations in applying this technology to animal agriculture, particularly in protecting pigs from diseases, are also explored.

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Join us in this episode as we delve into the future of pork production, where cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices are reshaping the industry landscape.