Friday, December 4, 2015

Lambton finisher barn has PED

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has hit a hog herd in Lambton County.

It’s the first PED virus outbreak since July 14, which was also in Lambton, but the 85th in Ontario.

This outbreak is in a finisher barn.

The industry has been making solid progress eliminating the virus from facilities and herds where there have been outbreaks and increased biosecurity has been effective for months in keeping the virus out of herds.

The virus is able to survive longer in colder weather, so the threat of spread is greater during late fall to early spring.