Circovirus Inoculation Program
This program has expired. The following is for information purposes only.
The Circovirus Inoculation Program (CIP) was a critical first element of the Initiative for the Control of Diseases in the Hog Industry, and provided nearly $31 million to mitigate the effects of current and future diseases in the Canadian hog herd.
The CIP addressed the impact of Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases (PCVAD2), a range of fatal illnesses responsible for upwards of $200 million in lost hog sales over the past six years. Eligible applicants received federal financial assistance to help offset the costs of herd testing and vaccination.
Under the CIP's diagnostic testing element, eligible applicants qualifed for 50 per cent in compensation up to $2,000 per fiscal year and $4,000 over the life of the program.
Under the vaccination element, eligible applicants qualified for 50 per cent in compensation to a maximum $7.00 per sow or gilt.