Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

An outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has been reported in the US Midwest in mid-May. As this is a new virus to North America, there is no immunity in any Canadian swine herd. This disease is similar to TGE (Transmissible Gastroenteritis). This appears to be a virulent strain, which causes widespread diarrhea with up to 100% mortality in nursing pigs. Good biosecurity is the most important step to keep this disease from spreading to Canada. Producers should ensure that incoming trucks are free of contamination. We have created a PED section of our website to provide more information.

 

Welcome

The Canadian Swine Health Board (CSHB) provides leadership, coordination and support in the management of the health of the Canadian swine herd.  Through an inclusive approach involving all stakeholders, the CSHB develops and implements long term strategies for control of diseases in the hog industry.  

We believe that by engaging all stakeholders in frank and transparent discussions about animal health matters we will have a stronger industry ready to meet new challenges. The following are the three program areas that are being undertaken as a start to ensuring a healthy and economically viable industry:

·   Biosecurity and best management practices
·   Research on circovirus and emerging diseases
·   Long term disease risk management strategies including surveillance

The goal of this site is to provide useful information about the activities of the CSHB. New information will be posted on a regular basis so check with us often. We encourage you to use this site not only to receive information but to provide it as well. We welcome your comments.

The CSHB gratefully acknowledges Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for their support.

 

Swine Health Awareness Bulletins

Vesicular Diseases

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Severe Foreign Viral Diseases of Swine

Classical Swine Fever (CSF) also known as Hog Cholera African Swine Fever (ASF).
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Swine Dysentery

Colitis and severe bloody diarrhea in pigs is caused by Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and related Brachyspira species.
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Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea

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Special Updates

February 21, 2014 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian Swine Health Board Elects new Chair
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January 23, 2014 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Confirmed in Canada
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October 24, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CSHB Encourages Flu Shots for Producers and Farm Personnel
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July 25, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario —Update on Diagnostics for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea
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July 11, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CSHB Launches Special Webpage for PED Information
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June 14, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — National Strategy to Prevent the Spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea to Canada
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June 6, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CPC and CSHB Take Action to Deal With Virus Threat
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May 31, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CPC and CSHB Encourage Producers to Review and Strengthen Existing Biosecurity Practices to Prevent the Introduction of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus into Canadian Operations
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May 26, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Update
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May 21, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — SPECIAL UPDATE - Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
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Canadian Swine Health Forum

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Canadian Swine Health Board Publications

National Swine Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard

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