Tag Archive: Dustin Oedekoven, Foreign animal diseases, PEDV, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Oct 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on What PED taught us about handling future disease outbreaksThe porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak that devastated many US hog farms over the past 4 years served as a wake-up call for the pork industry to be more vigilant against foreign animal...
Sep 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farmsPorcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses for pork producers, cautioned Gene Nemechek, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis.
Aug 18, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Currently available vaccines important tools for managing PEDV-infected sow herdsCurrently available vaccines can be important tools for managing sow herds endemically infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).
Aug 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeksIn 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with PEDV was a frequent event, even in farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen, Scott Dee, DVM, began...
Jul 24, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Feed biosecurity must address risk of PEDV transmissionThe biosecurity of swine feed is important for producing healthy animals and safe pork. But until 2013, feed was considered a low-risk vehicle for transmitting viral pathogens to swine.
Jun 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PEDV outbreaks prompt a ‘CSI Pipestone’ investigationWhen PEDV devastated the US hog industry in 2013, the Pipestone System remained fairly unscathed, with only a couple of farms experiencing outbreaks. Their luck changed in January 2014.
May 31, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Officials urged to make better use of Canadian pig disease dataCanada’s pig health officials must make better use of traceability data if they want to track swine disease outbreaks and contain them more effectively, industry experts say.
May 30, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Flushing feed mill with treated rice hulls reduces PEDV riskThe porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) taught swine veterinarians and producers many hard lessons about feed management. Not only can the deadly virus be transported by feed ingredients, PEDV...
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Disinfectant effective against PEDV in freezing conditionsContaminated hog trailers are now known to be partially responsible for spreading the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in 2013 as it emerged in the US.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Swine vet: Factory-farm concept ‘couldn’t be further from the truth’Today the term factory farm is used very widely, and most people think machines are making pigs, notes Seth Krantz, DVM, company veterinarian for Tosh Farms.