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PED Update: Three Provinces Affected, Feed Poses Infection Risk

21 February 2014

CANADA - Pig herds infected with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been confirmed in Ontario and suspected in two more provinces, while a feed product based on porcine plasma produced in the US has been found to carry the PED virus.

PEDv infected herds are confirmed in Ontario and suspected in Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports a positive bioassay resulting from exposure to samples of US-origin plasma product.

Testing has determined that PED virus was present in samples of US-origin plasma obtained at the third-party manufacturer for Grand Valley Fortifiers. This plasma was used as an ingredient in feed pellets produced by the company. Testing with a swine bioassay has determined that the plasma ingredient contains PED virus capable of causing disease in pigs.

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