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U.S. Swine Bio-Surveillance System Report April 2017 2017-06-26 Developing a National Bio-surveillance System for the U.S. Swine Industry workshop, report, swine, 2017
Swine Health Ontario/OAHN ASF Fact Sheet 2018-10-03 Fact sheet and update on African Swine Fever from SHO and OAHN Swine, african swine fever,

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Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Jan. 8, 2019 Alberta First Finding

From: Dr. Keith Lehman Chief Provincial Veterinarian

Date: January 7, 2019

A case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has been confirmed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.


About Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

In Alberta, PED is a provincially reportable disease, which means that producers or veterinarians must notify the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) of all suspected or confirmed cases.

There is no human health risk with PED.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) is a highly contagious, viral disease of pigs that has not previously been detected in Alberta.

PED causes severe diarrhea and death in suckling pigs and milder diarrhea in older pigs. Any sudden onset of unusual diarrhea should be investigated immediately by a veterinarian.

It has been detected in other provinces including Ontario and Manitoba as well as several states in the United States.

For the past five years, AF and its stakeholders have successfully kept this disease out of Alberta.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) will continue to work with Alberta Pork, pork producers, swine veterinarians, and other pork industry stakeholders to investigate this case and prevent further spread of the virus. We do not expect any market access implications as a result of this finding.

If you suspect your pigs may be infected, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian at 780-427-3448.

Office of the Chief Provincial
OS Longman Building
Suite 927, 6909 – 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 4P2 Canada
Telephone: 780-427-3448
Fax: 780-415-0810

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