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Impact of PEDv continues to grow

Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Kim
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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus continues to be a very critical health issue for the US swine industry, and some estimates are as high as 3 million pigs lost to this disease this year. The first cases were reported this May, and as of December 1, 2013, there are 1,512 cases in 20 states in the US. The disconcerting news is that this is an increase of 140 new locations from the week before, which is the largest 1-week jump in cases. While SD has only 2 reported cases, there are multiple cases in IA and MN, and NE just reported their first cases in the last 2 weeks…


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