War room security measures required to keep PED out

Hog farmers must act like they’re at war when PED arrives in their area. That was the advice of Manitoba Agriculture veterinary specialist Glen Duizer while hosting a meeting via conference call for worried Alberta hog farmers July 19. The sort of biosecurity measures that have been working during “peacetime” conditions should be replaced by […] Read more


Causes of new PED spread in Manitoba remain a mystery

Hog producers, barn managers, employees and veterinarians in southeastern Manitoba have now been battling porcine epidemic diarrhea virus for more than two months. There were signs in early July that the epidemic was peaking, at around 50 confirmed cases, but a new case was discovered July 12. However, industry leaders remain hopeful that the epidemic […] Read more


PED virus spreading in Man.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has asked the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to examine its transportation protocols as PED virus spreads rapidly in Manitoba. The province has reported 22 cases of the pig disease since May 2. CFIA discontinued a pilot truck washing protocol a year ago that was implemented after the initial 2014 outbreak. […] Read more



PED spreads in Manitoba

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has infected 10 southeastern Manitoba hog operations since April 29 and producers of the estimated 45 other operations within five kilometres of those barns are on high alert. Dr. Glen Duizer of the Manitoba chief veterinary office said June 2 that six infected farms, two of them farrow operations and four […] Read more


PEDv strikes Manitoba hog barns

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has infected 10 southeastern Manitoba hog operations since April 29 and producers of the estimated 45 other operations within five kilometres of those barns are on high alert. Dr. Glen Duizer of the Manitoba chief veterinary office, said June 2 that six infected farms, two of them farrow operations and four […] Read more



Porcine epidemic diarrhea case found in Manitoba

It’s no shock that an isolated case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus appeared on a Manitoba farm at the beginning of May, says Manitoba Pork. The disease is common in the U.S. and is expected to appear from time to time. “We’re not really surprised,” said spokesperson Mark Fynn. “We know we have the disease […] Read more


PED vaccine welcome news for hog sector

The vaccine developed by researchers 
at Saskatchewan’s VIDO lab has been given conditional approval by the CFIA

The Saskatchewan discovery of a new vaccine could soon put an end to a killer virus that has been decimating North America’s hog industry. The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre recently announced a breakthrough against the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. The disease has killed more than eight million pigs and […] Read more


CFIA starts enforcing truck wash rule

Ottawa says it has no choice but to require hog trucks to be washed in the United States, but producers aren’t convinced

Western Canadian hog producer groups say the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is more intent on obeying the letter of the law than on keeping a deadly swine disease from contaminating farms. As of May 2, the CFIA began enforcing regulations that require hog transport trucks returning to Canada to wash on the U.S. side of […] Read more



More PED found in Ontario

Three new cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus were reported on Ontario hog farms in January. One new case was confirmed Jan. 15 in a farrow to partial finish operation in Bruce County, a second was confirmed Jan. 21 in a Huron County finishing barn and a third was confirmed Jan. 28 in another Bruce […] Read more


Three new cases of PED confirmed in Ontario in January

Three new cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus were reported on Ontario hog farms in January. One new case was confirmed Jan. 15 in a farrow to partial finish operation in Bruce County, a second was confirmed Jan. 21 in a Huron County finishing barn and a third was confirmed Jan. 28 in another […] Read more