All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PED’

Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Millions of Baby Pigs

A virus not seen before in the United States killed millions of baby pigs since last May, and it is threatening pork production and pushing up pork prices. Estimates on how many pigs have died from porcine epidemic diarrhea in the last year vary, from 2.7 million to as many as 6 million. Because PED thrives in cold weather, there …

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Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada

A deadly virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDv) is spreading among hog herds in Canada and is said to be affecting two provinces. The pig virus, which was tested positive in the United States last May, has now made its way to the farm regions of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-three hog herds (equivalent to 66 million animals) in the …

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