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CFIA can’t confirm links between feed and PEDv


March 4, 2014
By Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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March 4, 2014 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it hasn’t been
able to confirm a link between a deadly pig virus and feed pellets
containing hog blood plasma.

Cases of the virus, known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, have been
confirmed in Quebec, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba.

Last month, the inspection agency said it was looking at the
possibility that the virus may be found in U.S. origin porcine blood
plasma used in feed pellets produced by Ontario-based Grand Valley
Fortifiers.

Its studies found that while the blood plasma itself contained
the virus capable of causing disease in pigs, tests could not show
that the feed pellets containing the plasma were capable of causing
disease.

The agency says it will continue to analyse feed and feed
ingredients to protect Canadian livestock.