Tag Archive: African swine fever, ASF, Cassandra Jones, disease vectors, feed mills, feed-mill biosecurity, PEDV, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
May 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Feed-mill biosecurity critical to reducing disease transmissionFeed and feed ingredients are generating a lot of interest as possible vectors in transmitting swine diseases.
May 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on What to do when emotions run high in a disease breakAny way you look at it, going through a disease break on a farm is difficult. “The pigs are easy; it’s the people that make things difficult.”
Mar 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is it time to eliminate PED from US herds?By Joseph F. Connor, DVM, MS, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd., Carthage, Illinois
Feb 18, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Rapid Response Plan offers CSI team for emerging diseasesDetermining the cause of a peculiar health condition in pigs is not unlike a crime scene investigation (CSI). The veterinarian, producer and diagnosticians search for clues into what, how and why the...
Jan 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers create algorithm to predict PEDV outbreaksResearchers from North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks.
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.