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Canada making progress in PED eradication

The Canadian pork industry is focused on eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the country, officials say.

Data from the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network indicates that pig units in Manitoba, which were infected in May and September 2016, have made excellent progress in removing the virus, Pork Network reports.

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, veterinary counsel with the Canadian Pork Council, said Canada was doing a good job in keeping the virus down and working to push it out of the country.

“The three herds that were positive in May, the finisher sites are presumptive negative. The animals are testing negative and we’ve got negative and naive animals back in those sites,” she said.

The sow herd that was positive in the fall has stopped shedding the virus and the pig environment, so the sows are able to farrow pigs into that negative environment and animal health is continuing to improve, she added.

“We’ve had more cases again [in 2016] but we continue to see a positive downtrend in the number of affected sites across Canada. B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan remain negative for the virus.

“Manitoba is doing a great job getting the positive sites negative. Ontario has done a really good job moving their positive sites to negative and less than 4 percent of the primary sites positive in Ontario remain positive.

“Quebec is testing negative. The positive herds in the Maritimes all test negative now and those pigs have resumed normal market behavior.”

Dr. Brockhoff said it was always more complicated to remove virus from a farrow to finish site compared to the finish barns, where it was fairly easy to eradicate the virus from populations of more mature animals.

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Posted on May 19, 2017

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