Contact Information

Contact:

Mary Jane Quinn

Email: communications@ontariopork.on.ca

Phone:
877-668-7675


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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) is a viral disease causing vomiting, diarrhea, and high death loss in pigs.  It is caused by a coronavirus. After introduction of the virus into a naïve sow herd, acute outbreaks of watery diarrhea will be seen. In nursing piglets the disease can be severe with mortalities reported up to 100%. In growing pigs, there is widespread diarrhea with low mortality.

On-Farm Testing - Total Confirmed Cases 68

Ontario confirmed PED diagnoses
Date Confirmed County Farm Type
December 17, 2014
Waterloo Region Finishing Barn
December 8, 2014 Oxford Finisher
December 2, 2014 Niagara Finisher
November 20, 2014 Perth Nursery
November 12, 2014
Middlesex Farrow-to-finish
For complete case list click here


Sampling has been ongoing at assembly yard, trucking yards and processing plants since January 25.  Some positive samples  have been found; many negative samples have been found.

Where positive samples are found, cleaning and disinfection is heightened.  All parts of the supply chain are encouraged to maintain strict biosecurity to limit the virus’ spread.