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Canada funds additional detector dogs as part of ASF prevention strategy


As part of Canada’s African swine fever (ASF) prevention efforts, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food, announced March 14 new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent illegally imported meat products from entering Canada.

This funding will allow for the addition of 24 detector dog teams over five years, bringing the total number to 39 Food, Plant & Animal Detector Dog Service (DDS) teams.
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