The SENASICA (Health, Harmlessness, and Food and Agriculture Quality National Service), the producers and the state authorities are carrying out animal health actions so Mexico reaches, in 2014, the Aujeszky's disease free status, for the sake of the Mexican pig producing sector.
During the Second Central-Western Regional Meeting held in order to coordinate the necessary animal health actions, the progress in the technical indicators of the campaign carried out during this year in terms of active surveillance in intensive pig production, pig production in backyards and slaughterhouses was presented.
Up to now, the central-western region of Mexico, that includes the states of Colima, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí, has a progress of 65% with respect to the goal of declaring itself free from the disease.
We must highlight that the rest of the country is already free from the disease, and that the declaration will allow the Mexican pig producers to sell their products in the home market and also in the international markets in more competitive conditions.
Tuesday October 1, 2013/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.