Conclusion

Strengthening of biosecurity is a priority among the solutions required to minimize the risk of disease spread. It does not reduce the necessity for appropriate preparedness plans and adequate resources to control disease outbreaks once they occur; but it is proactive, has a preventive impact and enables producers to protect their assets.

The National Swine Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard is a first step in a consultative process with stakeholders and experts to improve herd health and biosecurity in the Canadian swine industry. This national Standard will evolve in response to sector developments and needs.