ATTENTION SWINE MEMBERS
SPRING SWINE WEIGH-IN CANCELED
By a unanimous vote, swine leaders opted to suspend the swine spring weigh-in this year. The Klamath County bill of sale is still required to be turned in along with any needed out of state vet records and a $5 fee by noon on May 30.
The logistics of how the pigs will be ear tagged and receive their Ivomec will be worked out at the next swine leaders meeting May 19th.
We will be sure keep you appraised of the situation, so stay tuned.
CRITICAL SWINE FLU VIRUS INFO!
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) is a relatively new swine virus (2013), and has, until recently, been seen mostly east of us. However, it’s rapidly coming our way – diagnosed most recently in California. The State Veterinarian, the OSU Swine Specialist and OSU Veterinarians are working on the release of a fact sheet for our region; it should be out soon. However, in the immediate there are a few things you need to know.
The State Veterinarian, Dr. LeaMaster, has released the following statement and made the following requirement for pigs imported into Oregon from anywhere else:
I have taken precautionary steps in regards to the importation of swine into the state. Effective Monday February 10, the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) required for animals entering Oregon (other than for immediate slaughter) must contain the following statement from the issuing out-of-state veterinarian,
"To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and have not been exposed to PEDv within the last 30 days."
Here are some links to the California Pork Councils Fact Sheets to answer some basic questions about the virus. It is NOT contagious to humans.
If you have questions, feel free to contact OSU Swine Specialist direct, his number is: 503-623-8395 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must submit a completed Klamath County 4-H Swine Division Bill of Sale for your animal to the Extension Office no later than NOON May 30.
Out-of-state pigs must a completed Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (abbreviated CVI, sometimes incorrectly called a ´health certificate´) from the state of origin with your animal at spring weigh-in.
We recommend obtaining a signed C.O.O.L. affidavit at the time of purchase as you will need the current owner's signature.
Klamath County Rotary Club Youth Market Livestock Loan
The Youth Market Livestock Loan was established to promote youth livestock projects that may otherwise be financially restrictive. The purpose is to provide an interest-free loan to be used towards purchasing a market quality animal to raise as a project. Please visit the Rotary website for an application.