There were two new cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in Ontario in April, bringing the total number of confirmations in Ontario this year to nine. There were 12 cases last year.
The disease was confirmed in a Wellington County finisher barn on April 4 and in a Perth County finisher farm on April 4.
The disease causes watery diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration and can kill 50 to 100 per cent of young pigs. Transmission speeds up in cold weather.
These cases bring the total number of Ontario cases to 126 since the disease was first discovered in the province in January, 2014.
The disease was also found on a Quebec hog farm in April, the first case in that province in four years.