Stratford News PED virus spreads to two more farms in the region SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Tuesday, Mar. 18th, 2014 As Ontario struggles to contain Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, Manitoba appears to be in control of the nasty virus. Two more farms in our region tested positive for the disease last Friday that has wiped out millions of piglets in the USA. Two Finisher operations, one in Oxford County and the other in Huron County now have the illness in their pig herds. That brings the total number of PED cases in the province to 31 including four in Perth, eight in Oxford and two in Huron. Meanwhile, it has been a month since a pig farm in Manitoba tested positive for PED but two samples were found recently at a high pig-traffic site. The pork council says producers should treat loading docks, alley ways and stock trailers associated with assembly yards, packing plants and abattoirs as having been exposed to P-E-D.