A chronicle of the industry’s successful pseudorabies virus eradication from the
NIAA produced the
The state-federal-industry eradication effort, widely considered as a model for future disease-eradication programs, was initiated in 1989 when there were more than 10,000
The chronicle features several individuals who played key roles in the program’s success. Jim Leafstedt, a pork producer from
It also highlights the state-federal-industry collaborative endeavor that was the eradication program’s hallmark.
The roles of pork producers, swine veterinarians, researchers and diagnosticians, federal and state regulatory officials and other stakeholders who contributed to the program’s success also are outlined in the 15-minute program.
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