Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

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The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) can affect all pigs and is often fatal to newborn pigs under 7 to 10 days of age. However, it does not affect any other species, including humans, and is not a food safety issue. PEDv is primarily transmitted through feces. Clinical signs include excessive scouring, wasting, vomiting and newborn mortality. A high standard of biosecurity is the most effective method for preventing PEDv from arriving on your premises. Scroll down for more information.


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Do Your Part

Our goal is to eliminate 96% of PED infections from the high-risk area (HRA) of Manitoba by 2027.

In doing so, the overall risk of PED to the Manitoba swine sector will be reduced.


Key Plan Outcomes

  • Enhanced biosecurity across the sector
  • 50% reduction in cases year over year
  • Decreased length of time a farm is infected with PED
  • Decreased number of contaminated manure storages over time The PED elimination plan will be regularly evaluated with adjustments made as needed.

Everyone in Our Sector Needs to Do Their Part to Stop the Spread of PED

Diligence and dedication are the keys to successfully eliminating PED through:

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  • Regular surveillance on-farm and at high traffic sites
  • Testing animals before movement off-farm
  • Enhanced biosecurity within the high-risk area

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  • Rapid and aggressive elimination of new infection
  • Strict biocontainment of infected farms
  • Limiting high-risk animal movements

All PED elimination activities must be performed in accordance with your herd veterinarian and in consultation with the PED disease response, co-led by Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Office and Manitoba Pork.


Important links:

PEDv brochure

MNP's PEDv Financial Impact Analysis on Hutterite Colonies - June 2019

Lessons Learned 2017 Manitoba PED Outbreak - March 2018 

Biosecurity Quick Fact Sheet

Click here for Manitoba Pork's Biosecurity webpage, with general biosecurity information and resources.

Managing a PED Affected Farm

PEDv is a reportable disease in Manitoba. Producers that suspect a case of PED on their farm must immediately report it to their herd veterinarian.

If you suspect your herd has contracted PEDv or another highly virulent swine disease, immediately contact your herd veterinarian, halt all pig movements on/off your site, and delay all farm visits from service providers. Communication is critical in preventing the spread of virus to other pig sites. View the guide Managing a PED Affected Farm to find out what to do when your herd has initially been affected by PED.

Communication in a disease outbreak can drastically limit the spread of the disease to other farms and can also help affected producers get the support they need. Those producers wanting to participate in the Manitoba Coordinated Disease Response (MCDR) initiative, which currently covers PED and PRRS, can fill out the MCDR Agreement for their farm and call Jenelle Hamblin for more information.

Registered MCDR participants can click here to log in.


Jenelle Hamblin
Director, Swine Health

Manitoba Pork represents 624 Manitoba hog farms

Manitoba Pork

Manitoba Pork’s office at 28 Terracon Place is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, closed from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. for lunch. As much as possible, please contact by emailing or phoning in requests for information, ear tags, and other resources. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.

Tel: 204-237-7447
Fax: 204-237-9831
24-hour Emergency Contact Line: 1-833-310-0108

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Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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