Thursday, September 15, 2016
On September 15, Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Office (CVO) confirmed positive test results for porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) from a southeastern Manitoba sow barn, bringing the number of Manitoba cases to nine since the first one was found in February 2014. The CVO has consulted with the producer and the producer’s private veterinarian, and Manitoba Agriculture’s Emergency Operation Centre has been activated. Control measures were implemented immediately and a plan is being developed for restricted site access, barn clean-up and animal care. Producers within a 5-km radius of the infected site or with direct contact to the site are being alerted to monitor their herds and collect samples for testing.
Six of the nine premises in Manitoba previously confirmed to have PED are now determined to be PED Presumptive Negative, meaning that the sites have eliminated PED from all pigs and pig contact areas, and have confirmed the virus has been eliminated through repeated animal and environmental testing. This follows a negative status protocol developed by the CVO and Manitoba’s swine veterinarians.
For further information, contact Mark Fynn, Manitoba Pork’s Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs, at 204-235-2302 or email@example.com.