Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:38 AM CST

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Winnipeg's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease is testing samples from a Manitoba wean-to-finish hog operation suspected of having the province's first case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.

The Manitoba Pork Council late Thursday announced that the province's chief veterinary officer had reported what are believed to be positive samples of PED from hogs on the farm and sent the samples to the Winnipeg lab for confirmation.

MPC, which represents the province's 500 hog producers, is now "following a response plan we had in place in collaboration with the CVO," council chairman Karl Kynoch said in ...

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