Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network (CWSHIN)
The Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network (CWSHIN) is a partnership between Manitoba Pork, Sask Pork, Alberta Pork, and BC Pork with technical and financial support from Manitoba Agriculture, Saskatchewan Agriculture, Alberta Agriculture, BC Agriculture and the Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians (WCASV). Click here to read about the recent appointment of Dr. Jette Christensen, DVM, PhD, as CWSHIN manager.
CWSHIN serves western Canadian veterinarians and pork producers through:
- Detecting emerging swine health issues early.
- Integrating information for response to regional health issues.
- Providing evidence of the absence of disease to support trade.
- Providing western Canadian producers and veterinarians with information about endemic diseases.
This western Canadian alliance of producers, veterinarians and scientists issues quarterly reports on information collected, surveyed and discussed within the network, and distributes them directly to swine veterinarians and producers in western Canada.
Always consult with your swine veterinarian if you have any questions about the information in the CWSHIN reports, or have herd health questions or concerns in general.
Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS)
CWSHIN and CSHIN are a part of a larger, national animal health surveillance network, which incorporates disease information from multiple sources. To find out more about CAHSS, click here to visit their website.