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Positive virus results confirmed in Manitoba herd

Sask Pork/Manitoba Pork) Our producer neighbours to the east of Saskatchewan are sending out caution after positive virus test results. Below is the producer alert sent out to Manitoba producers:

Swine Delta Coronavirus (SDCV) has been confirmed in a Manitoba herd. SDCV belongs to the same viral family as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) and transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE). The symptoms of SDCV are indistinguishable from those of PED or TGE, although tend to be less severe than PED. SDCV damages the lining of the gut in swine, causing diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. It can cause piglet mortality in severe cases, but not to the same extent as that of PED.  Given that the Manitoba sector is currently on high alert for PED, producers should take every precaution as outlined in the PED Elimination Plan if any of these symptoms are seen on-farm and contact their herd veterinarian immediately.

SDCV is not a provincially reportable disease in Manitoba. While the disease is less of a risk to the sector, Manitoba Pork and the Chief Veterinarian’s Office will continue to provide coordination and support to assist with controlling and preventing the disease. 

Biosecurity remains our best defense against pathogens such as PED and SDCV.  Manitoba Pork encourages all producers to review their biosecurity protocols and the PED Elimination Plan with their staff and herd veterinarian. 

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Source : Saskpork

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