Tuesday, 7 May 2013

PRRS - halt the live trade until you have solutions

Once again, we get an article from North America admitting how little the veterinary industry understands the pig disease PRRS, despite it being a plague on pig farming on both sides of the Atlantic for years

Not knowing may be excusable, but selling vaccines that don't work and trying to keep the public in the dark over many years, does.

The main vector of spread is obviously pig and germplasm movements: between farms, areas, countries and continents.

But this dangerous business is highly profitable for the veterinary industry, worldwide.

Anything, however improbable, may be blamed, any scam supported, except anything that interferes with their freedom to do what they like to promote breeding stock and semen profits with the full support, in Britain, of the veterinary establishment and Defra the Ministry.

Sure, pep up the research, but stop the movements, until solutions emerge.

Full Farmscape report here

Reseach Key to Addressing PRRS

Dr. Lisa Becton - National Pork Board

Farmscape for May 7, 2013

The National Pork Board suggests, by developing a better understanding of the mechanisms the PRRS virus uses to evade the immune system, scientists will be in a much better position to deal with the infection...