The first case of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Canada

Soren AlexandersenTitle: The first case of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Canada

Authors: Ojkic, Davor; Hazlett, Murray; Fairles, Jim; Marom, Anna; Slavic, Durda; Maxie, Grant; Alexandersen, Soren; Pasick, John; Alsop, Janet; Burlatschenko, Sue

Source: CANADIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL-REVUE VETERINAIRE CANADIENNE, 56 (2):149-152; FEB 2015

Brief summary of the paper: In January, 2014, increased mortality was reported in piglets with acute diarrhea on an Ontario farm.

Villus atrophy in affected piglets was confined to the small intestine. Samples of colon content were PCR-positive for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).

Other laboratory tests did not detect significant pathogens, confirming this was the first case of PED in Canada.