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Topics: Agriculture Organizations: Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006) Tags: hogs

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February 1, 2006

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The disease balantidiasis is an example of a zoonotic waterborne infection. The protozoan causing the infection, Balantidium coli, is common in swine worldwide in warm and temperate climates, but is rarely reported in Canada. Although there appears to be little risk of acquiring B. coli in...


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February 1, 2005

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Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. This parasite is found worldwide and is common in countries where raw or undercooked pork is eaten. Although incidences of infection are extremely rare in Canadian and American swine herds, over 1,000 human cases of...


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April 1, 2004

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Composting swine mortalities has been proven to be a viable disposal option. Most swine composting system designs are based on daily mortalities and usually involve covered bin facilities. However, the same composting techniques can be used for regular mortality numbers or for disaster losses...


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April 1, 2004

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Composting swine mortalities has been proven to be a viable disposal option. Most of these composting system designs are based on daily mortalities and usually involve covered bin facilities. The following is the current recommended procedure for bin composting of daily swine mortality.