It’s been described as one of the biggest threats to the North American pork industry since
Foot and Mouth disease.
It’s hard to control, difficult to contain, and a common axiom suggests a single thimblefull
of infected feces could kill every piglet in Canada.
The road to identifying what we now call Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) started on a
laboratory slide in Great Britain over 40 years ago.
Back in 1971, cases of chronic diarrhea were identified among young hogs
For Whitecourt restaurateur Ronald Zabala, 2014 marks his 22nd year living and working away from his native Philippines. With sadness beginning to overtake his characteristic smile, he explains that while leaving his children and wife behind to find work overseas was an incredibly difficult decision, it was one he genuinely made with his family’s best interests at heart. Zabala was fortunate enough to be reunited with is wife after he managed to bring her to Whitecourt. The t