Meeting on pig wasting disease

NEW ZEALAND - The Pork Industry Board will meet with Canterbury pig farmers this week, to discuss how they can protect themselves against an outbreak of pig wasting disease.

Canterbury had previously been free of the killer disease, Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome or PMWS, but it has now affected a cluster of farms south of Christchurch.

Board chairman Chris Trengrove says tomorrow's meeting will discuss measures which can be offered to farmers to help them cope with the problem, including prevention, identification and treatment.

He says farmers need to take note of the information that is available to safeguard their business.

For further information, please visit our PMWS Technical Zone

Source: News Talk ZB
calendar icon 13 March 2006
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