Swine Health Ontario - Disease Information Detail

 Disease Information

Animal diseases found in swine vary in virulence, ease of transmission, mode of transmission, and host affinity. Diseases of concern are highly contagious diseases that cause significant morbidity or mortality. Animal diseases of concern are commonly categorized in the following manner.


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus



  • The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and Swine delta coronavirus (PDCoV) can affect all pigs
  • They are viruses that causes severe dehydration and diarrhea in pigs
  • It is often fatal to newborn pigs under 7 to 10 days of age
  • Mortality rates appear to be lower with PDCoV than in cases of PEDv
  • PEDv is primarily transmitted through feces
  • An important risk factor is trailers returning from infected sites
  • It does not affect any other species, including humans, and does not pose a food safety issue
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus

More Information

PED Tracking Map

Additional Resources




Last Updated: 3/4/2021 4:35 PM

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement Copyright 2021 © Swine Health Ontario
Login | | Built with by WebmontonMedia