LAMBTON — Western Ontario saw another case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in October, bringing this year’s tally to 10 cases. There were only six cases last year.
The disease was discovered on a farrow-to-finish operation in Lambton County on Oct. 22. The disease causes watery diarrhea and kills 50 to 100 per cent of infected young pigs. U.S. research suggests that flies can spread PEDV.
Ontario has had 115 cases of PEDV. The first case was in January, 2014, on a Middlesex County farm.