OXFORD COUNTY — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) was found in a Waterloo finisher barn on Feb. 1, the second case of the disease in Ontario in 2019. The first was on an Oxford County finisher farm on Jan. 25.
The disease causes watery diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration and can kill 100 per cent of young pigs. Transmission speeds up in cold weather.
This case brings the total number of Ontario cases to 119. There were 12 in Ontario last year.
Oxford County has now had 18 cases since the disease was first discovered in Ontario in 2014. Those 18 cases are the second-highest among Ontario counties. Huron County has the most with 21.