Tag Archive: Kim VanderWaal, PED, PRRS
May 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Today’s forecast: Scattered PRRS outbreaks with isolated sprinkles of PEDForecasting swine-disease outbreaks might become a lot like predicting the weather as scientists combine monitoring disease data with computer models.
Dec 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PED — live with it or eliminate it?The porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus that devastated the US swine industry several years ago continues to persist, causing fewer pig deaths but curtailing pig growth.
Dec 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian: ‘Take PED seriously and get it cleaned up’After a few years of limited activity, PED remained quiet in southwest Minnesota until last spring, when four sow farms in southwest Minnesota broke with the disease.
Sep 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pavlovic: Today’s PED outbreaks may be mild but still hurt profitabilityPorcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus may not be as devastating to hogs today as it was a few years ago, but it still damages the bottom line, according to Lynn Pavlovic, DVM, Iowa Select Farms.
Jul 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on SHIC PCR catalog boosts US pork industry’s disease preparednessPork producers and swine veterinarians spend a lot of time and energy monitoring the health status of pigs in their care. But it’s the unknown or emerging diseases that could pose an even larger...
Jun 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Rapid Response Corps poised to investigate transboundary swine disease outbreaksThe US pork industry learned a big lesson after the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak in 2013.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Canadian herds take steps to PED-negative statusMore than 40% of hog farms in Manitoba, Canada that were infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea are no longer testing positive for the disease, officials say.