It's hard to think about when animals need to be euthanized. It’s harder when you’re the one doing it. Veterinarians are put in that position often. Think what would happen if a foreign animal disease were to hit.
Although most pigs are housed in climate-controlled barns today, extreme winter weather conditions can take their toll. Watch for changes in your pigs' behavior to know if the cold temperatures are taking a toll.
Pigs from the central Alberta farm reporting the province’s first PED outbreak might be sent to market in the U.S., after local Canadian farmers voice concern about the disease contaminating slaughter sites.