Controlling diseases associated with animal production continue to be of significant importance to Alberta Pork in order to protect animal health, prevent economic hardship and ensure the livelihoods of our producers. Numerous foreign animal diseases have been identified at the global level; preventing entry and transmission of these diseases is the goal for a biosecurity program. The concerns for spread of animal diseases, particularly those of foreign origin, are high within animal agriculture. This is especially true today, due to the ever-increasing amount of global travel and international trade of livestock, supplies, feed ingredients, etc.
Therefore, our biosecurity programs are some of the most important tools to reduce the likelihood of the introducing pathogens into the pork industry.