Monday, June 12, 2017

Middlesex finisher barn hit by PED

Provincial officials say a hog finishing operation in Middlesex County has had an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.

No other information is provided on the Ontario Pork website.

It’s the second recent outbreak; a nursery-finisher operation in Chatham-Kent had an outbreak reported May 25.

The province has now recorded 103 outbreaks since the first one on January, 2014, also on a farm in Middlesex County that raised pigs from farrowing to market weight.

The current hot-weather heat wave should keep this outbreak from spreading.