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A discussion on airborne diseases in the swine industry

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In Manitoba, the pig industry makes a significant contribution to the local economy and the Province’s GDP. A threat to the pig industry is disease outbreaks, which can be economically and emotionally devastating. In this podcast, we talk about important pig diseases in Manitoba and their routes of transmission, with a focus on airborne transmission. The processes of airborne transmission, various factors affecting transmission possibility and distance, and strategies to protect against airborne transmission are discussed. Hosted by Van Doan of Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, with guest speakers Dr. Qiang Zhang and PhD student Amy La, from the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba.


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