Swine producers in Alberta ramp up biosecurity in response to PEDv

It’s been nearly five years since the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) was first reported in Canada. That case was in 2014, in the province of Ontario. Since then, the virus has been reported in Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Quebec.

Now, it’s been found in Alberta, at an operation with 400 pigs.

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Canadian scientists to use genomics to address pig efficiency

Swine researchers in Canada have recently began a four-year, $9.8 million project that will develop genomic tools to select pigs that are more tolerant of, or resistant to, multiple diseases and in turn, help increase pork quality.

According to a recent article, the genomics tools they plan to develop will also allow producers to manage […]