Advancing PRRS area regional control in the state of Sonora, Mexico

18-11-2010 | | |

The global swine industry faces economically devastating diseases such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)1, porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD), and new variants of influenza. Consequently, veterinarians have developed different means for individual or groups of farms to control and possibly eradicate diseases.

However the risk of re-infection remains high even with the best current biosecurity practices.2 This has led to the consensus that more coordinated, or ‘regional’, approaches must be taken to combat PRRS and other emerging swine diseases, rather than isolated efforts on individual farms which are often frustrated by the reappearance of a disease. Therefore, the objective of this study was to establish a PRRS regional control program in the State of Sonora, Mexico to reduce the economic impact of this disease in the Sonoran swine industry.
Laura Batista1 Marcela Fernandez2 Jesus Miramontes2 Ramon Pliego2 Enrique Mondaca1
1. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., St Joseph, MO, USA;
2. Comite de Sanidad Porcina de Sonora, Sonora, SON, Mexico

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