Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Swine flu surprisingly high this summer

Swine influenza cases are surprisingly plentiful this summer, prompting the Swine Health Information Center in Saskatoon to advise farmers to keep a close watch heading into the fall and winter seasons when swine flu is traditionally greater.

The center only recently began tracking swine influenza cases reported by veterinarians said the Swine Center’s executive director Paul Sundberg.

The number of cases did decline in July from June.

The center has an advisory group that tracks data about Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS), Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and influenza leading to an analysis and a perspective that’s reported in the center’s monthly newsletter.