A case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) was found on a Quebec farm about two hours east of the Ontario border.
The disease was found on a weanling operation at Monteregie, east of Montreal. It is the first case of PEDV in Quebec in four years.
The disease causes watery diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration and can kill 50 to 100 per cent of young pigs.
There have been nine cases in Ontario this year (all in Western Ontario), bringing the total number of Ontario cases to 126. Only one case has ever been detected in Eastern Ontario, a farrow-to-finish farm in Leeds-Grenville in 2014. Ontario Pork and OMAFRA do not release the names of farms infected by PEDV.
There are 1,179 pork producers in Ontario, including 44 east of Toronto.