Three new cases of PED confirmed in Ontario in January

Three new cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus were reported on Ontario hog farms in January. One new case was confirmed Jan. 15 in a farrow to partial finish operation in Bruce County, a second was confirmed Jan. 21 in a Huron County finishing barn and a third was confirmed Jan. 28 in another […] Read more

Dark days for the hog industry

PED takes a toll Virus hard 
on animals, heartbreaking for hog producers who get the news and are faced with tough decisions

There is an as yet unexplored human cost to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Dr. Egan Brockhoff, an Alberta veterinarian who has seen PED do its deadly work in Asian and American hog barns, has also seen the emotional toll it takes on hog producers who have it in their barns. “It’s a heartbreaking disease. This […] Read more

PED still spreading — slowly

Another Ontario case | Veterinarians encouraged by limited spread of hog virus

The number of porcine epidemic diarrhea cases found on Canadian hog operations rose to 27 Feb. 28 with the confirmation of another case in Ontario. Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Quebec have each confirmed one case, and each of those is considered to be contained. The bulk of cases are in Ontario. Industry veterinarians monitoring […] Read more