CSHB Provides Update on Diagnostics for PED

by 5m Editor
1 August 2013, at 7:45am

CANADA - The Canadian Swine Health Board (CSHB), in partnership with the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians (CASV), released an update on the status of laboratory diagnostic capabilities for PED testing in Canada.

This document will be updated on an ongoing basis in order to provide the most current information to industry stakeholders, and is available on the CSHB’s website.

This CASV – CSHB collaboration also resulted in a protocol document for veterinarians to reference when collecting samples in a herd suspected of PED. This document is also available on the same website.

Surveillance through CSHB’s Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network continues to confirm that Canada remains free of PED, and all diagnostic testing for PED has so far confirmed that the Canadian herd is negative for the disease.

PED has been long established in both Europe and Asia, and appeared in the US in mid-May, the first time the disease has been identified in North America. This disease causes vomiting and diarrhea especially in nursing piglets, with up to 100 per cent mortality in that age group being reported.

These documents are part of a series of tools being made available to the industry to help protect herds from the PED virus. Their development are the result of an ongoing and important collaboration by CSHB and CASV.

Further Reading

Find out more information on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) by clicking here.