Japanese encephalitis accelerated by industrial pig farming, small-scale farmers claim – ABC News

Japanese encephalitis accelerated by industrial pig farming, small-scale farmers claim - ABC News

“Industry must respond properly to the development of JEV in Australian piggeries by mitigating the risk of exposure for pigs and farmers, as well as by having a long, tough look at the inherent threats in extensive animals production.”Calls to scale back industryMs Jonas farms 100 pigs at a time on her familys Eganstown farm west of Daylesford, and stated she was stressed about environment change producing a breeding ground for JEV to spread through the nations pig population.”Australian Pork Limited (APL) primary executive Margo Andrae stated the industry had actually combined, however climax was not to blame for the spread of JEV because the infection did not spread between pigs.”Because the signs were different to anything we had actually seen before in our pigs, we were able to do a really broad screening routine,” she said.

“Industry must react appropriately to the development of JEV in Australian piggeries by mitigating the risk of direct exposure for farmers and pigs, as well as by having a long, hard appearance at the intrinsic threats in extensive livestock production.”Calls to scale back industryMs Jonas farms 100 pigs at a time on her familys Eganstown farm west of Daylesford, and said she was stressed about climate modification developing a breeding ground for JEV to spread out through the nations pig population.”Because the signs were various to anything we had actually seen before in our pigs, we were able to do a very broad testing regime,” she stated.


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