Thursday, January 23, 2014

PED in Middlesex County

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has arrived in Ontario.

An outbreak on a farm in Middlesex County was confirmed by tests at the Animal Health Laboratory at Guelph the evening of Jan. 22.

Although federal and provincial governments and the hog industry have moved into hyper control mode, I don't think there's any hope that this will be the one and only outbreak of this devastating disease in Ontario this winter.

The chances it will spread are high because the same fools who delivered it from the United States are almost certain to have already spread it elsewhere.

Nobody can claim ignorance about what they needed to do to prevent this from happening because the Ontario Pork Council, the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board, swine veterinarians and the media have been trumpeting precaution for at least nine months.