PEDv Pooping Pigs Pose Pharaonic Problems!

Nicole Kenny, Talk Clean to Me Blog (

In the US since the first case was identified in May 2013, more than 2000 farms in 22 states have been grappling with the virus that has caused the death of at least 1 million baby pigs. The two farms where PEDv has been confirmed have seen almost a 100% mortality of 2 - 5 day old pigs and 15 - 20% mortality with older pigs. If the virus was to spread beyond Ontario, PEDv could cost the Canadian pork industry an estimated $45 Million in losses.

PEDV News Updates

Tests confirm fourth case of deadly pig virus in Ontario: official
CTV News, London

AHP poised to combat PEDv, a deadly and highly contagious pig virus. A deadly and highly contagious pig virus continues to spread across Ontario. Read more

Tests confirm fourth case of deadly pig virus in Ontario

Learn more about Accel PREVention Disinfectants

Disinfectant can stop spread of pig disease, says company

A Plan Published to Deal with PEDV
Pigprogress Magazine

Pig-virus vaccine helping to curb deaths in U.S., manufacturer says
The Globe and Mail, Renata D'Aliesio

Fifth case of deadly pig virus confirmed on Ontario farm as outbreak spreads
Farm Credit Canada

Pay close attention to biosecurity, Alberta experts advise hog producers
Better Farming, Matt Mcintosh

Online Resources

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)
American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Epidemiology Expert on Spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Diagnosis of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ontario Pork PED

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Alert - National Strategy to Prevent the Spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea to Canada
Canadian Swine Health Board

Ontario Pork Says Second Case of PEDv Confirmed - Second Ontario Farm Tests Positive for Pig Virus, Third Case is Pending Investigation

National Pork Board Statement on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus: FAQ and Survival Tips
By Kent Schwartz, DVM, and Rodger Main, DVM Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Disinfectant Fails Against PEDV
Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians

PEDV Hits Canada--What Happens Next?
By Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Inc., Adel, IA

It’s All About PEDV in Pork Producer Circles
By Mark Greenwood, AgStar Financial Services, Mankato, MN

PEDV Update: 5 Confirmed Ontario Farm Cases, 3 Location Confirmations & Vaccine Approvals RealAgriculture News Team

On-Farm PED Deadstock Disposal in Cold Weather  
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Recovery of Pig Production After PEDV Infection Takes Months

Fatal Pig Disease Continues to Spread in Minn. 
By Mark Steil, MPR News, Worthington, MN

U.S. PEDv Cases Jump; One More in SW Ont.
By Reuters,

Spreading to Canada, Pig Disease Shows No Sign of Retreat
Veterinary Practice News

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Manitoba's Farms under Threat of PEDv Virus Fatal for Piglets
Submitted By Daphney Choshi, News Tonight Africa

Manitoba has first case of pig virus; no risk to humans, other animals
By The Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press

How Long Can PEDV Survive in the Environment?
Source: National Pork Board, National Hog Farmer

PEDv suspected on Manitoba hog farm
By Staff,

First Case of PEDV Confirmed in Manitoba *UPDATED*
RealAgriculture News Team

Suspected Case of PEDv in Manitoba
Chop Talk E-Newsletter, Manitoba Pork

Killer virus spreads unchecked as prok hits record

Could PEDv subside by 2015?
By Angela Bowman, PORK Network