In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?
It is important for youth involved in fair exhibitions to understand how to protect the health of their animals, safeguard their personal health, and educate the public on how to interact with animals in a safe manner.
An outbreak of classical swine fever (hog cholera) has been reported in a remote region of Brazil on Oct. 6. The Brazil agricultural ministry says the discovery will have no impact on hog health or pork exports.