The Ministry of Agroindustry gathered representatives of the production and academic sectors in an International Seminar where specialists talked about the transmission, prevention and control of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Argentina is one of the few PRRS-free countries in the region.
Ms Montserrat Torremorell and Mr Andrés Pérez, researchers from the University of Minnesota (USA), a collaborating centre for the WOAH/OIE, talked about the transmission, prevention and control of PRRS and about the importance of the public-private interaction in the prevention and control of this porcine virus; on behalf of the SENASA, Mariano Ramos, specialist in the Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Directorate, presented the PRRS Contingency Plan, its preparation and implementation; and on behalf of the Swine Diseases Program of the WAOH/OIE, Mr Alejandro Pérez talked about prevention and surveillance activities.
The SENASA's Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Directorate, represented by Mr. Marino Ramos, pointed out that the Contingency Plan “has an interinstitutional axis regarding the understanding of the importance of the impact of this disease in pig production: optimising biosafety, gaining confidence on how to act, training the sector, and getting involved in the passive protection. On the other hand, the second axis is internal, keeping good levels of training in case of the appearance of a case, checking the institutional inner workings for the obtaining of answers, and always being near the producer.”
Friday, June 29th, 2018/ SENASA/ Argentina.