Despite all the swine flu hubbub, you can still be friends with pigs. That is, if you liked pigs to begin with.
The American Veterinary Medical Association, the nation’s largest vet organization, says being around pigs is OK.
“This disease is transmitted from human to human and, as far as we know right now, it does not involve pigs, livestock or pets,” said Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the AVMA. “That said, the association advises people to follow proper cooking guidelines for all meat products including pork to avoid food borne illnesses such as salmonella.”
The new virus isn’t even found in pigs, according to the AVMA. It’s being spread among humans. But pig farmers and owners are keeping an eye out for it, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll