Friday, February 7, 2014

PED pace picks up in U.S.

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus is spreading faster across the United States, setting a weekly record of 265 new cases last week.

It also has a firm foothold now in Ontario where there are nine confirmed outbreaks on farms and have been three positive tests at assembly yards and a packing plant.

The toll in the U.S. now stands at 2,962 barns in 23 states since the virus first showed up in April on a hog farm in Illinois.

Iowa accounts for 35 per cent of the cases.