Source: Manitoba Pork
On May 25, Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed positive test results for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus from another finisher operation in southeast Manitoba. This farm is within the same area as the five farms that were previously confirmed positive for PED in early May.
Two new farms in southeast Manitoba, a sow operation and a finisher operation linked by live pig movements, were confirmed positive for PED on May 26. These two farms are outside of the previous 5-kilometer buffer area. A fourth farm, another sow operation and also outside of the original buffer area, was confirmed positive on May 30. In total, there have been nine PED-affected farms confirmed since May 2.
Manitoba Agriculture’s Emergency Operation Centre is continuing to operate and is assisting the affected producers and conducting full disease investigations. All veterinarians with clients within the areas have been made aware of the site locations.
PEDV Telephone Town Hall
Manitoba Pork encourages all producers to participate in a phone-in Telephone Town Hall to be held at 10 a.m. CDT June 2. Glen Duizer, animal health veterinarian with Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Office, will bring an update on the PED-affected Manitoba sites. Mark Fynn, Manitoba Pork’s Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs, will discuss biosecurity protocols that must be followed to prevent this disease from spreading further. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.
To participate, call 877-229-8493 at 10 a.m. June 2 and enter Pin number 112339 when prompted.
The Town Hall will run about 50 minutes. If you are unable to participate during the call, an audio link will be available on Manitoba Pork’s PED webpage following the event.
Alberta Pork organized and is hosting this important information sharing opportunity. If you have any questions, contact Sandy Ellis at 204-235-2303 or [email protected].