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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
|December 17, 2014
|December 8, 2014
|December 2, 2014
|November 20, 2014
|November 12, 2014
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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.