Heating truck trailers kills PED 

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Research in Saskatchewan has confirmed that heating trailers to 75 degrees for 20 minutes kills the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.

Dr. Terry Fonstad, the Associate Dean Research and Partnerships with the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering, said that breakthrough has also inspired the development of new technologies to maximise the effectiveness of heating.

Now the research includes finding cheaper and better ways to heat the trailers and to develop better heat sensors so there are no cold spots.

The sensor research is being done by Transport Genie of Guelph.

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