Canadian Agency: No Feed, PED Link
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:07 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Scientific testing cannot confirm a link between feed containing blood plasma and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infections, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced earlier this week. Despite the lack of findings, hog industry experts believe this news will help researchers learn more about the disease and how it is spread.

The feed investigation began on Feb. 9 after Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food testing found that U.S.-origin porcine blood plasma used in feed pellets produced by Grand Valley Fortifiers contained PED virus genetic material. As a precaution, the company pulled the affected feed pellets from the ...

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