Friday, April 17, 2015

Another PED case this week

A farrow-to-feeder hog operation in Perth County has been hit by an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus this week.

It’s the 79th outbreak in the province since the disease first turned up here in January, 2014.

It’s also the first case since March 23 and only the 10th case this year, much fewer than a year ago.

The virus can survive for long periods during cold weather, but not in higher temperatures, so the return of warmer weather is reducing the risk that it will spread.

The industry is, however, encouraged to remain on tight biosecurity.