WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Canadian province of Manitoba reported 50 sites in the southeast of the province have tested positive for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) since May 2, 2017.

The Manitoba Pork Council, in its newsletter dated June 29, reported affected premises included 18 sow operations representing just over 54,000 sows; seven nurseries representing about 126,000 nursery spaces and 16 feeder operations representing more than 99,000 feeder spaces.

Manitoba has implemented strict biosecurity protocols to contain the disease, and voluntary testing is available at high-traffic sites that move or handle large herds of pigs.

“Manitoba’s Office of the Chief Veterinarian is working closely with Manitoba Pork to provide guidance, support and all of the resources of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory for infected premises, premises at risk within a buffer zone and environmental testing,” the council said in a digital publication.

“Manitoba Pork has implemented a Manitoba Coordinated Disease Response (MCDR) initiative to help those operations within the buffer zones manage their risk.”