Tuesday, January 5, 2016

PED showing up at packers

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has been showing up at federal and provincial packing plants, so hog farmers and truckers are being advised to step up biosecurity measures.

Lori Moser, manager of the Ontario Pork Industry Council office, writes “producers and truckers should consider processing facilities, abattoirs and assembly yards  as high risk for PEDV transmission and should take appropriate biosecurity precautions.”

Ontario has had one outbreak since July – a barn in Lambton County.