Frequency and destination of live exports of breeding-stock pigs from the United States

This week, the MSHMP team in association with SHIC is a mirror of a previous report about the import of breeding stock and focuses on the export of these animals.

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Frequency and origin of live imports of breeding-stock pigs to the United States

This week, we are sharing a report from the MSHMP team in collaboration with the Swine Health Information Center regarding the origin of the pigs that are imported for breeding purposes.

Key Points

  • International live pig transport is a possible route for disease entry into the U.S.
  • The first step in assessing this risk is to categorize and analyze breeding stock import data
  • Small numbers of imported breeding pigs have come from a variety of countries, but the majority come from Canada
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