PED investigation ongoing in Alberta

Last week, we announced that a 400-head hog operation in Alberta has contracted the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Environmental surveillance performed at high-traffic pig sites in the province—including assembly yards, abattoirs and truck washes—have all tested negative for PED. The investigation into the source of this virus is ongoing. Animal trace backs have been…

Antimicrobial access changes with new regulations

Access to medically important antimicrobials has changed due to new federal regulations. The responsible use of antimicrobials contributes greatly to animal welfare and public trust—a top priority for Alberta’s pork producers. While Alberta Pork supports the new requirements, our producers are concerned with continuing to easily access these products. We are surveying producers to find…