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Pig Health & Disease / Biosecurity / Sows & Hogs
on February 28, 2017

Strategies to protect pig herds from swine influenza

Swine influenza is an important disease for the pork sector considering the risk of transmission to humans, as was demonstrated in the pandemic of 2009 with swine origin.

The swine influenza virus affects pigs with clear clinical signs in acute outbreaks. It also has an impact on herd productivity when the disease becomes endemic. Vaccination, together with husbandry and biosecurity, are the main control strategies to keep our pigs protected, although immunization does not always mean protection.


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