Swine Health Initiatives and Partners
The Canadian Swine Health Initiative
The Swine Health Initiative addresses key animal health challenges of concern to pork producers. Through national coordination and communication, policy development and program integration, the Swine Health Initiative ensures that important issues such as disease surveillance, biosecurity or antimicrobial resistance are tackled and a national strategic plan is in place.
CPC, through the initiative, develops national health positions on critical issues like antimicrobial stewardship or surveillance.
The Swine Health Initiative, also works to ensure that all the provinces are aware of national biosecurity standards and best management practices to follow in order to maintain consistency across Canada.
PigTrace is an industry led, live animal traceability initiative designed to ensure protection, prosperity and peace of mind for the Canadian pork industry and its customers.
In the event of a food safety issue or foreign animal disease outbreak in the pork sector, traceability gives animal health officials and food safety officials the tools to quickly and effectively contain and deal with the situation. Improved response time reduces the economic impact on the industry, producers and all Canadians.
Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network (CSHIN)
The Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network is a group of swine health professionals who oversee the pork industry from an animal health point of view. They help manage health conditions on the farm, and share their observations to help control potential disease outbreaks. In doing so, they increase the knowledge and the ability of veterinarians to assist the pork industry with ongoing health challenges.
Funded by the Canadian Pork Council and the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians, the network consists of swine health professionals (practitioners, researchers, pathologists, and epidemiologists) from three regional networks : Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network, Ontario Animal Health Network-Swine and Quebec RAIZO (Réseau porcin).
Swine Health Partners