Feral swine located in the vicinity of a game ranch where Pseudorabies virus was diagnosed this week also have been confirmed positive for PRV. As a result of these findings, the Michigan Department of Agriculture has instituted circle testing of swine within a five mile radius of the outbreak.
To date, no commercial facilities are known to have been exposed to PRV as a result of this infection and no clinical signs of the disease have been observed. Depopulation of the index herd is underway.
MDA encourages Michigan residents to shoot feral swine and to have MDA test the carcass for disease. Michigan''''s PRV-free status for the commercial swine industry should remain intact as long as commercial operations remain PRV-free.