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Manitoba progresses in eliminating PED

Manitoba progresses in eliminating PED

Province moves ahead in eradicating virus

Staff Writer
Manitoba’s efforts to eliminate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) are paying off, a Monday Farmscape article said. 
Manitoba Pork discussed the province’s commitment to eradicate the virus and the cleanup progress at affected sites during its Fall Producer Meetings in Niverville and Portage La Prairie last week. 
 “In 2018, we had 14 cases of PED confirmed, again all in that southeast part of Manitoba,” Jenelle Hamblin, manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork, said in the article. “Currently we're sitting at five of those sites that have reached presumptive negative status, meaning their animals and all of their animal contact sites have been tested and confirmed negative for the virus, with the exception of the manure storage.”
Industry reps have cleaned five sites in the province, meaning the sites have reached transitional status. The sites are in a testing period to ensure they achieve presumptive negative status, Hamblin explained. 
Four other sites are positive for PED. The virus entered the sites in September, so staff are still working on clean up, she said.  
“For 2017, we have 76 … sites (that) have reached presumptive negative status,” Hamblin said. “I think we're doing really well in terms of our elimination goals for 2018.”
The number of new PED cases in Manitoba dropped from 80 in 2017 to 14 in 2018. The decrease demonstrates the province’s commitment to enhance its biosecurity, Hamblin said. 
“It will be nice to close the book on 2017.” has reached out to Manitoba Pork for comment. 
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