Vilsack comments on PEDv reporting

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States. FULL STORY »

USDA considers mandatory reporting for PEDv

The USDA has discussed the option of mandatory reporting of PEDv with industry organizations, but for this virus, it's too late to have significant benefits. FULL STORY »

Neuberger honored at AASV Annual Meeting

Dr. Darrell Neuberger was recognized as the 2014 Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year at AASV Annual Meeting this year. FULL STORY »

PEDv spreads to Arizona; 27 U.S. states now affected

Arizona is the latest state to confirm cases of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), a highly contagious pig disease, increasing the tally of U.S. states with confirmed cases to 27. FULL STORY »

Senators seek disaster assistance for pork producers

Senator Hagan and Chairwoman Stabenow press USDA to utilize livestock disaster assistance programs in the 2014 Farm Bill to help producers cope with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

PEDv comes to The Maschhoffs

The Maschhoffs, one of the nation’s largest pork production companies, talks of uncertainty while waging a battle against PEDv. FULL STORY »

Pork industry launches three-prong strategy to combat PEDv

New funding, research and collaboration will focus on mitigating loss and impact to pork supply from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Olson: The "good old days" weren't that good

It's easy for us to forget what we had to do to take care of pigs before secure indoor housing and efficient manure-handling methods. Linden Olson does an accurate, interesting job of recalling those memories. FULL STORY »

Preventing PEDv: Take another look at biosecurity and nutrition

Quality control and stringent biosecurity measures were once again reaffirmed as the only precautions swine producers can truly take against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Feed ingredients potentially involved in PED transmission

The potential exists for feed and/or feed ingredients to serve as a vector for porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, though more research is urgently needed. Some feeds contain spray-dried porcine plasma, and experts are taking a closer look at this product. FULL STORY »

Understand how the PED virus survives

It takes very little of the virus to infect a herd, because Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus sheds at extremely high levels. FULL STORY »

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