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Canadian govt invests $260,000 to fight swine disease

The Canadian government are to invest CAD$260,000 (€182,749) to the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (Sask Pork) to help control two diseases that threaten swine and beef herds in Canada.

The research will target Brachyspira hampsonii, a recently discovered bacterium that causes diarrhoea and colitis in pigs. The research will be conducted by a team of scientists at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and will include diagnostics, surveillance and trials involving live animals.

This investment is made through the Industry-led Research and Development stream of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's AgriInnovation Program, a five-year, up to $698-million (€490 million) program under Growing Forward 2.

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