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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

Protect Your Herd Against PED

Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a devastating disease, causing diarrhea and vomiting in pigs and piglets, and which can be deadly in 50 to 100% of infected piglets. The causative agent, PEDv, is endemic in many regions of the world, with the biggest impact on swine production in North America and China. Currently, there is no cure for PED, so strict biosecurity protocols are the best way to prevent the PED virus from entering or spreading on a farm.

Understanding PED

Clinical Signs
of PED

Sows: watery diarrhea, loose feces, vomiting, off  ...

  • Sows: watery diarrhea, loose feces, vomiting, off feed

  • Weaners and Growers: acute watery diarrhea with no blood or mucus, vomiting, off feed

  • Prewean Piglets: diarrhea, dehydration, vomiting, malnourishment 

Importance of Testing for PED

Because the PED virus can be transmitted quickly  ...

Because the PED virus can be transmitted quickly in herds, it is imperative to diagnose PED immediately once symptoms are apparent. A laboratory test is the only way to positively identify PED. Work with your herd veterinarian to establish a testing protocol that is customized for your operation.

Reduce Risk of PED

Adhering to strict biosecurity can help reduce the risk  ...

Adhering to strict biosecurity can help reduce the risk of your herd getting infected with PED. For example, adhering to proper PED sanitation protocol and establishing a clear line of separation, ensuring it’s not crossed by persons, animals, vehicles or equipment without them being cleaned and disinfected properly.