As one of the researchers who helped developed pigs resistant to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus said, "At the very least, the development of PRRS-resistant pigs is a new tool for im
It's hard to think about when animals need to be euthanized. It’s harder when you’re the one doing it. Veterinarians are put in that position often. Think what would happen if a foreign animal disease were to hit.
Minnesota producers are considering a new PRRS/PED proposal that will help them learn more about both diseases. It would be a voluntary program in cooperation with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Pigs from the central Alberta farm reporting the province’s first PED outbreak might be sent to market in the U.S., after local Canadian farmers voice concern about the disease contaminating slaughter sites.