Cumulative incidence of PED and PDCoV in Canada is decreasing according to data coming from the industry for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016.
PED showed a cyclical pattern when looking at the number of farms infected. However, PDCoV showed a more erratic pattern with no clear trends.
Industry driven disease control programs provide useful information to understand temporal evolution and disease patterns.
The primary goal of this study was to estimate herd-level incidence and prevalence measures for PEDV and PDCoV in swine herds in Ontario (Canada) between January 2014 and December 2016, based on industry data (Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board (OSHAB) Disease Control Program (DCP)).
The full paper was published in the Transboundary and Emerging Diseases journal.
Herd-level incidence risk and rate of two novel porcine coronaviruses (PEDV and PDCoV) in Ontario swine herds between 2014 and 2016, and estimated prevalence of positive cases at the end of each year based on data provided in the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board (OSHAB) Disease Control Program (DCP) database (average number of herds for 2014–2016 = 1093).
PED showed a cyclical pattern over the three years of the study while PDCoV showed a more erratic pattern. Incidence decreased over time between 2014 and 2016 in both, PED and PDCoV.
Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) was first reported in the US in 2014.
Monitoring of PDCoV cases showed that it is still present in pig herds from the United States.
PDCoV testing and reporting must continue in order to increase our understanding of the disease.
Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) was first detected in the US in 2014. The complete genome of a United States’ PDCoV isolate was characterized by Marthaler et al. (2014), which was ~99% similar to a virus detected in Hong Kong.
Clinical signs may be similar to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and Transmissible gastroenteritis coronavirus (TGEV), including acute diarrhea, mild to moderate vomiting, and ultimately death especially in neonatal pigs.
PDCoV continues to be present in the United States swine herd. Since March, 2017 PDCoV cases have been passively reported to MSHMP. Over this period of time, 37 cases have been reported by six participant systems.
Since November 2017, 24 PDCoV cases were communicated to MSHMP, representing 67% of the reported cases.
PDCoV still occurs in the US at an apparent low number of reported cases. Swine producers and veterinarians must stay vigilant for clinical signs compatible with PDCoV and continue to test for this pathogen.