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Another PED case discovered in province

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The province’s top veterinarian has found porcine epidemic diarrhea at another Westman facility.

This brings the number of "high-traffic sites" that have tested positive for PED to eight.

The province says the site was regularly testing for PED so the time frame for possible contamination and exposure is quite short. The chief veterinarian’s office is following up with farms and facilities that had contact with this site as part of its investigation.

So-called high-traffic sites include livestock assembly yards, abattoirs, truck-wash stations and livestock trailers.

To date, one pig farm has tested positive for PED. There are no new on-farm cases of PED in Manitoba.

PED is not a food-safety issue and does not affect humans, but it’s often fatal in newborn and young pigs.

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