Porcine epidemic diarrhea has just been detected for the first time in North America. Indeed, various cases have suddenly arisen in many unrelated farms in certain states of the US Midwest. Investigations are underway to establish the origin and risk factors associated with this outbreak. In the meantime, given the scale of the hog trade and vehicle movement, all North American pork producers should step up their on-farm biosecurity measures. The virus has not yet been detected in Canada.
Please help us prevent swine epidemic diarrhea from entering Canada
Contaminated transport vehicles can quickly spread costly disease.
- PED is a viral disease that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea in pigs.
- DEP causes very high mortality rates in unweaned piglets
- There is currently NO DEP in Canada
- DEP lives in pig manure
Please wash, sanitize and dry all trucks and trailers returning from the United States, before going to a hog farm, slaughterhouse or assembly yard in Canada