In spite of ramped up biosecurity measures and heightened disease prevention vigilance, the Canadian Swine Health Board announced yesterday that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been confirmed in Canada.

Reuters news reports indicate that the disease has been identified in two Canadian locations.

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According to Reuters, the Ontario government is investigating a hog farm in the province's Middlesex County after a laboratory test confirmed the virus was present. The announcement was made by Greg Douglas, DVM, Ontario's chief veterinary officer, at a news conference this week. Middlesex County is in southern Ontario.

Separately, one of Canada's biggest pork processors, Olymel LP, said tests also confirmed the virus at an unloading dock of its Saint-Esprit slaughter facility northeast of Montreal, Quebec.

Read the Reuters story here. Visit the Canadian Swine Health Board website here.

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