Friday, May 30, 2014

Russia bans pigs from U.S.

Russia has banned pig imports from the United States based on outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.

There is no word yet from either the Russians or Canadians about whether the ban will extend to Canadian pigs.

Russian state agricultural oversight agency Rosselkhoznadnor said  “this disease is spreading over more and more territory of various countries including the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan.”
It said it’s worried that the situation in the U.S. is getting worse.

Ontario, where most of the Canadian outbreaks have occurred since the end of January, there have been no new cases since April 30.