Tag Archive: COVID-19, Laura Bruner, porcine epidemic diarrhea
Jun 08, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on What we learned from PED applies to COVID-19Swine veterinarians and producers may feel déjà vu when they hear about the COVID-19 epidemic in the US.
Apr 04, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Chronic PED cases linger, setting the stage for eliminationThe wild run of porcine epidemic diarrhea striking the pork industry in 2013 has slowed substantially, but chronic versions continue to plague some farms.
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
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.
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.
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.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Losing family swine herd to disease turned this farmhand into a veterinarianAs a child, when the swine disease pseudorabies (Aujeszky’s disease) forced his father to sell all the family’s pigs and start over, Andrew Bents got the calling to become a swine veterinarian.