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PED Confirmed on Ontario Pig Farms

10 March 2016, at 12:00am

CANADA - Three more outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been reported on pig units in Ontario, Canada.

On March 1 an outbreak was reported at a finisher unit in Perth and this follows an outbreaks on February 29 and 24 in an Essex farrow-to-finish farm and a finisher farm in Chatham-Kent, respectively.

Ontario has now reported 93 outbreaks since January 2014.

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