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Swine Strep Found

by John Stoesser on Dec 26, 2019


Although more commonly found in horses, there have been a couple of recent cases of Swine Strep found in assembly yards as reported by PennAg Industries:

          https://www.lancasterfarming.com/swine-disease-detected-in-pennsylvania/article_320c600c-2657-11ea-a836-5f4fb0003b4a.html

and the Iowa State University Diagnostic Veterinary Lab:

          https://www.swinehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Streptococcus-equi-ssp-zooepidemicus-as-cause-of-high-mortality-of-swine-in-assembly-yards-10-8-2019.pdf

This serves as a reminder that even in this day of very high bio-security conciousness on farms, there are opportunities for weak points in the industry collective defenses, particularly within the realm of animal transport.


IDEAL Agriculture & Marine offers a full range of livestock and animal mortality products, including business interruption for many diseases.  Whether currently manifested potentially devasting threats such as African Swine Fever and High Pathology Avian Influenza; more remote calamitous diseases such as FMD; or more common but still costly diseases such as PRRS and Salmonella, we can craft cost-eefective solutions for treating the risk.  If you have clients within the animal agriculture sectors, be sure to visit with us for more information.



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