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Mexico Works towards Aujeszky's Disease-Free Status

02 October 2013

MEXICO - The National Service of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA), producers and state officials have made strategic health actions so that Mexico is declared free of Aujeszky's disease in 2014.

The disease-free status will benefit Mexican swine producers.

So far, the center-west of the country, comprising of the states Colima, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, have recorded an advance of 65 per cent in progress towards becoming free of the disease.

Note that the rest of the country is free of the disease and that the declaration will allow pork producers in the country to sell their products both domestically and internationally on more competitive terms.

The meeting also reported regional progress of 58 per cent in the collection of information and 50 per cent in the distribution of the vaccine.

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Find out more information on Aujeszky's disease by clicking here.

ThePigSite News Desk

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