Pigs destroyed following flu outbreak

July 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;7/4/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 1, p3
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The article reports that all pigs which were confirmed as being infected with the novel H1N1 influenza A virus at a Canadian herd have been slaughtered. It notes that the herd's owner asked permission from Alberta government to humanely destroy the animals for economic reasons in order to him to restart operations with a new herd. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) cites that the quarantine restrictions in the farm will only be lifted after the completion of disinfection measures.


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