Keeping foot-and-mouth disease out of Canada
What foreign animal diseases are we most concerned about entering Canada? You’ve probably heard a lot about African swine fever lately. Before 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza was high on the list. African swine fever has the potential to decimate the Canadian pork industry and avian influenza has already wreaked havoc on the poultry industry. However, there are rapidly spreading foreign animal diseases that infect multiple key agricultural species in Canada. One of the most known, and arguably the biggest threat, is foot-and-mouth disease.