Dr. Christa Arsenault named Manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network
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May 10, 2018 OTTAWA - The Canadian Pork Council and the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christa Arsenault as the new Manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network (CSHIN).
“Having been a CSHIN member and a member of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System, Dr. Arsenault has a good understanding of the challenges of the industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge and will be able to put forth her ideas to further the work of the network to the benefit of the entire pork sector,” said Canadian Pork Council Chair Rick Bergmann.
Dr. Arsenault is a Lead Veterinarian, in Animal Health and Welfare at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. She has also been employed as Veterinary Inspector with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and worked in private practice.
Dr. Arsenault succeeds Dr. Chris Byra who first set up the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network. “We are very grateful for all the work Dr. Byra has put into moving the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network forward to where it is today. We wish this true leader a great retirement,” expressed Jim Fairles, President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians.
In her new role, Dr. Arsenault will act as the swine expert network coordinator and facilitate the sharing of swine health information nationally. She will also provide swine disease updates to producers and veterinarians highlighting emerging disease challenges.
The Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network, a collaboration aimed at improving swine health and disease surveillance, is co-funded by the Canadian Pork Council and the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians.
The Canadian Pork Council is the national voice for hog producers in Canada. A federation of nine provincial pork industry associations representing 7,000 farms, the organization plays a leadership role in achieving and maintaining a dynamic and prosperous Canadian pork sector.
The Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians (CASV/ ACVP) was founded in 2003 to bring together veterinarians from across Canada who have a special interest in swine. Membership includes those in private practice, industry, academia and government. The CASV mission is to be a responsive, proactive voice for veterinarians involved with the swine industry in Canada.
Gary Stordy - Director, Government and Corporate Affairs
Canadian Pork Council
613 263-9239 ext. 277
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