The Guardian Swine fever has made its way into China, home to half the world’s pigs. Farmers in Estonia are already counting the cost. Story here. The images below show piglets with "PED," another deadly disease of hogs which has been rampant in North America (& Manitoba) in recent years. Photos by Manitoba Pork. Related: Officials Worry Yet Another Lethal Pig Disease May be Headed to Canada. In Hogs We Trust Part 111 - The magnitude of livestock diseases, worldwide.