Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Another PED case in Manitoba

There is frustration in Manitoba that a third outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has been identified his week.

The first case was in February and the second in May. One of those barns had a repeat outbreak in July.

Manitoba’s chief veterinary office (CVO) confirmed Friday and announced Monday that a sow farm in the province’s southeast is the third to have animals with the PED virus (PEDv).

 “Although it is disheartening to see another case arise, we should use this as a lesson learned and elevate our biosecurity practices, especially with cold, wet weather looming,” Manitoba Pork said in a statement Tuesday.

 “As we know, the risk of the virus spreading increases exponentially in colder seasons.”

Ontario has had 60 outbreaks, the most recent ones in June and July.