The Ontario Pork Council and the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board have been achieving remarkable progress cleaning up herds that were infected with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.
There are 108 sites registered in its ARC&E (area regional control and elimination) program and 82 of those have achieved “presumed negative” status.
Five involved Delta coronavirus and one of those five also had PED.
That’s a 76 per cent success rate.
“Our industry has proven we can eliminate PED from all types of pig sites,” say the two organizations.
They launched the ARC&E program several years ago to address the PRRS (Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome) virus.