For all producers sending hogs, isoweans or sows to Manitoba, please review this latest update from Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development:
As of Fri., Nov. 5, a total of four swine premises are confirmed to have porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED). Positive results on routine PED surveillance at high-traffic sites have triggered a follow in other premises in Manitoba, encoring producers to send samples to the provincial lab. Read more.
Last month, PED was discovered on a farm in Manitoba’s high-concentration hog production area. See the Alberta Pork email from Wed., Oct. 27 for more information.
Alberta Pork has been conducting PED surveillance since 2014. As of Wed., Nov 3, all samples have tested negative for PED from our high-traffic sites participating in the surveillance program. We continue to thank all our participants for submitting samples to help protect our industry here in Alberta.
Producers who are travelling to or from Manitoba or are shipping to high traffic sites in Manitoba are urged to adhere to strict biosecurity protocols.
Traceability is a vital component of mitigating and containing disease spread. Producers shipping to any Manitoba location are required to submit the manifest to Alberta Pork within 48 hours after the movement. To help protect our industry, please ensure the manifest is submitted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Javier Bahamon, Quality Assurance and Production Manager, Alberta Pork by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-469-8982, toll-free at 1-877-247-PORK (7675).