Deadly Hog Virus Discovered in Manitoba

September 21, 2016 04:06 PM

In 2014, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) took the lives of close to 8 million piglets in the United States and Canada has now resurfaced in Manitoba.

The first on-farm case of PEDv in more than three months has been discovered in a sow barn.

Manitoba has been ground zero for PEDv in Canada. According to Manitoba’s chief veterinary officer, samples are being taken at other hog operations within a 3-mile radius from the infected site.

The PED virus is fatal in very young pigs, but older animals typically recover.

The government is focusing its investigation on livestock trucks as a possible source of the virus.

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