Swine


November 7, 2017 – Prof. Allan King of the University of Guelph has spotted a genetic abnormality that causes boars to sire smaller litters.   About two per cent of male pigs carry the defect, he said, and he has developed a test to identify them from blood samples.   […]

Boar gene results in smaller litters


Last update: July 13, 2017 PED is a virus that causes severe dehydration and diarrhea in pigs. The virus is generally fatal in very young animals, however older animals can recover. PED is not transmitted to humans or other animals. It is also not a food safety risk. Strict biosecurity […]

PED outbreaks on the rise in Manitoba