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WSJ: Feed Now Suspect in PEDV

With a dearth of solid leads, investigators are exploring whether something in pig feed could be a conduit for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which has spread to 27 states and killed millions of young pigs since it was first identified in the U.S. last April. One focus of the inquiry: porcine plasma, a widely used… read more

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PEDv UPDATE

The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus now stands at 8,622 in 31 states according to a Pig Site article. Since full reporting of testing began in Nov. 2013, a total of 35,126 farm samples have been tested, of which 22 percent have tested positive for… read more

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PEDv UPDATE

The deadly virus that has ravaged about 10 percent of the country’s hog supply and sent pork prices soaring could be spreading through animal feed, a study has found.

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PEDV UPDATE

A southern Indiana hog farm has confirmed through its veterinarian that it experienced a second round of PEDv outbreak. Experts now say some 30% of farms nationwide have experienced some rate of re-infection, dismissing the idea that once hog farms have experienced the virus outbreak they’re protected for several years afterward.

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PEDV UPDATE

France will ban imports of live pigs, pig byproducts and pig sperm from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan to combat a virus that has killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia, a farm ministry official said. The ban is effective Saturday.  

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