Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

By implementing strict on-farm biosecurity protocols, pork producers can prevent PED infection in their pigs. This virus is not a risk to human health or other animals. It is not a food safety risk.

Clinical Signs

  • Sudden onset of watery diarrhea +/- vomiting in all ages of pigs
  • High mortality in piglets

If you suspect that your pigs may be infected with PED virus, contact your veterinarian immediately. He or she will provide strategies to help you to manage the disease. Be vigilant and watch for early signs of scouring. Animal Health Lab Submission Forms for PED.

On-Farm Biosecurity

Biosecurity procedures need to become routine business practices. Implementing strict on-farm biosecurity protocols can prevent PED from infecting your pigs.

Transportation Biosecurity

PED virus is highly infectious and can be easily spread to farms through contaminated trailers. You should ensure that only washed and disinfected trailers come on to your farm to pick up or deliver live animals.

PED Prevention at Provincial and Federal Processors

Abattoir contamination can result in the transmission of PED virus to farms from livestock trailers that have been at those facilities. Processors need to be aware of which suppliers have infected pigs so that they can take precautions to prevent their facility from becoming a source of the virus to other farms.

Euthanasia and Deadstock

While older pigs can recover from PED, the virus is fatal to nursing piglets. Producers with PED infected deadstock should work with their deadstock collector to minimize the risks of transmission or consider on-farm disposal alternatives.

For additional information on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and recommended biosecurity measures on the farm, please access the following:

Confirmed PED Diagnoses in Ontario

On January 22, 2014, the first case of PED in Ontario was identified. Surveillance and monitoring of swine health is ongoing.

New cases after July 14, 2015 will be posted to the Ontario Pork website.

Ontario confirmed PED diagnoses
Date Confirmed County Farm Type
July 14, 2015 Lambton Farrow-to-finish
July 8, 2015 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
July 2, 2015 Lambton Farrow-to-finish
June 4, 2015 Wellington Nursery
May 13, 2015 Lambton Farrow-to-finish
April 15, 2015 Perth Farrow-to-feeder
March 23, 2015 Elgin Farrow-to-wean
March 5, 2015 Waterloo Farrow-to-finish
February 20, 2015 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 6, 2015 Perth Finisher
February 5, 2015 Norfolk Farrow-to-wean
January 29, 2015 Oxford Nursery
January 28, 2015 Oxford Farrow-to-feeder
January 24, 2015 Lambton Farrow-to-feeder
January 21, 2015 Perth Farrow-to-finish
December 23, 2014 Waterloo Farrow-to-wean
December 17, 2014 Waterloo Finisher
December 8, 2014 Oxford Finisher
December 2, 2014 Niagara Finisher
November 20, 2014 Perth Nursery
November 12, 2014 Middlesex Farrow-to-finish
July 21, 2014 Perth Farrow-to-finish
June 13, 2014 Middlesex Farrow-to-finish
June 12, 2014 Huron Finisher
June 9, 2014 Huron Finisher
June 4, 2014 Middlesex Farrow-to-finish
April 30, 2014 Middlesex Farrow-to-finish
April 24, 2014 Huron Finisher
April 24, 2014 Huron Nursery
April 24, 2014 Elgin Farrow-to-finish
April 22, 2014 Bruce Finisher
April 22, 2014 Huron Nursery
April 11, 2014 Huron Farrow-to-finish
April 11, 2014 Lambton Farrow-to-finish
April 10, 2014 Huron Finisher
April 10, 2014 Huron Finisher
April 9, 2014 Huron Finisher
April 4, 2014 Bruce Finisher
April 4, 2014 Huron Finisher
April 2, 2014 Bruce Finisher
April 2, 2014 Huron Farrow-to-wean
March 29, 2014 Bruce Finisher
March 28, 2014 Perth Nursery
March 28, 2014 Elgin Farrow-to-wean
March 27, 2014 Bruce Finisher
March 26, 2014 Lambton Finisher
March 21, 2014 Brant Finisher
March 21, 2014 Huron Finisher
March 21, 2014 Bruce Finisher
March 19, 2014 Huron Nursery
March 17, 2014 Oxford Finisher
March 17, 2014 Perth Finisher
March 17, 2014 Huron Farrow-to-feeder
March 14, 2014 Huron Finisher
March 14, 2014 Oxford Finisher
March 11, 2014 Haldimand Finisher
March 7, 2014 Oxford Finisher
March 7, 2014 Huron Finisher
March 7, 2014 Middlesex Finisher
March 4, 2014 Bruce Finisher
February 28, 2014 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 26, 2014 Essex Farrow-to-finish
February 25, 2014 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 20, 2014 Hamilton-Wentworth Farrow-to-finish
February 18, 2014 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 18, 2014 Perth Farrow-to-wean
February 18, 2014 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 18, 2014 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 14, 2014 Leeds-Grenville Farrow-to-finish
February 14, 2014 Niagara Farrow-to-finish
February 13, 2014 Perth Wean-to-finish
February 12, 2014 Oxford Farrow-to-finish
February 11, 2014 Lambton Wean-to-finish
February 9, 2014 Elgin Farrow-to-finish
February 9, 2014 Niagara Farrow-to-finish
February 6, 2014 Perth Farrow-to-finish
February 5, 2014 Wellington Farrow-to-finish
February 5, 2014 Perth Farrow-to-finish
February 4, 2014 Elgin Farrow-to-finish
January 31, 2014 Simcoe Wean-to-finish
January 27, 2014 Norfolk Farrow-to-finish
January 27, 2014 Chatham-Kent Wean-to-finish
January 25, 2014 Chatham-Kent Wean-to-finish
January 22, 2014 Middlesex Farrow-to-finish

 


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Author: OMAF Staff
Creation Date: 23 January 2014
Last Reviewed: 11 February 2016