A 400-head hog operation in Alberta, Canada, has contracted the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs. This is the first-ever reported case of PED in Alberta.
U.S. pork is currently on three trade retaliation lists. NPPC continues to urge the administration to remove tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum imports so Mexico will lift its 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. pork.
This month, the VIDO-InterVac facility will begin work with the virus in its Containment Level 3-Agriculture facility in Saskatoon. It is the first non-government facility to work with the virus in Canada.