Swine Owners Asked To Take Precautions

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

A Canadian pig farm is under quarantine after a worker there may have passed swine flu on to the animals.

At this point, health officials says there is no documented evidence that the swine flu is passing from swine to humans, but the case in Canada has experts concerned that humans may possibly be passing it on to swine.

Brett Kirch, PhD, DVM, with Colorado State University says local county offices are now asking anyone with swine to take precautions.

He asks if you have a pig to keep an eye out for their health, and limit their contact with outside visitors.

Sioux Robbins-Bartels says her Pig-a-Sus pig sanctuary is now shut down to the public.

She’s concerned visitors may bring in viruses that could infect the herd.
Robbins-Bartels expects the sanctuary to be shut down to the public
for forty-five to sixty days.

For more information on the sanctuary, visit : http://www.pigasus.org/ .

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