DES MOINES, Iowa – Boehringer Ingelheim has announced a joint venture with the University of California-Davis, University of Minnesota and Iowa State University to create a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) database.

Announced on June 4 at the World Pork Expo, the database will give producers and veterinarians an opportunity to report PEDv in locations as they occur.

Greg Cline, DVM, swine technical manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, explains the database also “allows them to be part of a database so you can watch in your geography if cases are increasing or decreasing.

“Also, when this is fully developed, you will have the opportunity to see the sequence of the virus,” Cline said. “This will allow you to see what strain you had on your farm and compare it to others in the region or others in the United States.”

The company also intends to add a smartphone-based method to add clinical data.

“It’s an opportunity to bring some very useful productive management tools into the immune management area of PEDv,” he explains.

The database is currently in the final stages of development. Watch for more information on the database soon.

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