PED jumps across Red River, but expert confident spread is under control

July 27, The Western Producer:

Porcine epidemic diarrhea has spread to the west side of the Red River in Manitoba for the first time.

However, it has just barely crossed and the Manitoba Agriculture veterinarian overseeing control efforts thinks there is no reason it can’t be contained to that one tiny beachhead.

However, a risky time is approaching for many hog farmers who have had infected herds but will soon need to move market hogs.

“There will be scenarios where pigs from infected premises will have to go to non-infected premises for finishing,” Glen Duizer said last week in a conference call “town hall” with Alberta hog farmers. Read more.