Government Invests in PRRS Control and Elimination Project

On January 4th, Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament announced a funding investment of over $294,000 from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). This project, led by the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board, a committee of the Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC), will help producers manage, limit and work towards potential eradication of  the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus in Ontario. PRRS is known as the most economically significant endemic disease in Ontario pork production, causing reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness in young pigs. 

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Read this story and more in the February Agricultural Adaptation Council Newsletter.

For more information on the AAC visit their website here.

From Agricultural Adaptation Council