NOTIFICATION TO ONTARIO PORK INDUSTRY: (SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE LATEST NOTIFICATIONS from Ontario Pork and OMAF)
- A farrow-to-finish farm in Middlesex County, Ontario has been identified having Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV). This is the first case reported in Canada.
- PEDV is not a reportable disease in Ontario but the Health of Animals Act considers this type virus a “serious risk” and veterinarians must report it to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
- As it is the first case in Canada it has also been reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
- The farm has stopped movement of all swine and is working with their veterinarian and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food to assess next steps.
- Samples were sent to the Guelph laboratory and were confirmed last night (Jan.22). Since then samples have been sent to Winnipeg for confirmation. We expect results by tomorrow (Jan.24).
- Ontario Pork fully supports the work of our provincial and federal government to work with the farmer and finalize the test results.
What Pork Producers Should Do:
· PED can be transmitted by anything contaminated by manure so it is crucial to:
o ensure all trucks and trailers, and the driver’s clothing and boots, are washed and disinfected before arriving at your operation.
o keep truckers off your property until you have verified cleaning and disinfection has occurred
o be vigilant with your biosecurity protocols.
· Changes in prevalence or type of diarrhea in your pigs could be a sign of PED. You should:
o report this ASAP to your herd veterinarian.
o ensure you have up-to-date records of recent pig movement.
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