PED Center

6 tips to fight PEDv this fall

Dr. Lisa Becton, the Pork Checkoff swine health and information director details six steps pork producers can take now to keep Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) at bay this fall. FULL STORY »

Mexico pork production expanding despite PEDv

The Global Agricultural Information Network’s recent report on Mexico’s pork production provides an interesting overview: the industry is expanding and so is consumer demand. FULL STORY »

PEDv Can Be Airborne

A recent study casts new light on assumptions Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus spreads through direct contact. The virus may also be carried on airborne dust particles as far as 10 miles downwind from infected farms. FULL STORY »

PED’s Return a Wildcard

Producers, veterinarians and researchers have been watching for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus to resurface as the mercury dips. But the future may not be bleak as originally anticipated, and though 2015 prices may fall from this year’s inflated levels, demand will remain a “key driver.” FULL STORY »

PEDV and Nursery Diet Options

Take steps now to reduce the risk of introducing Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus through feed ingredients. Kansas State University’s Applied Swine Nutrition Team provides insight into nursery diet options in response to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus concerns. FULL STORY »

OIE confirms porcine plasma products not source of PEDv

Research is ongoing to uncover the source of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus and how it made its way into American hog herds; however, this week, the World Organization for Animal Health confirmed that pig blood products such as dried plasma are not likely a source of the disease provided good manufacturing and biosecurity standards are followed. FULL STORY »

Risk management strategies vital to PEDv control

A published study performed by Pipestone Veterinary Services shows it may be possible to secure feed against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Disinfectant shows promise in PEDv fight

Standard sanitation efforts fall short in keeping Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in check, and now a study indicates one disinfectant could fit the bill. FULL STORY »

How much will PEDv affect Friday’s Hogs & Pigs report?

Analysts expect the USDA to lowers its total inventory of hogs and pigs in Friday’s Hogs & Pigs report, largely due to the impacts of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus on the U.S. pig crop this spring and summer. FULL STORY »

We Can Do Better

We’ve learned from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus that the industry can do a better job of recognizing and controlling a new disease. The key is preparation. FULL STORY »

Spatial Epidemiology of PED Virus

Ground-breaking research in North Carolina shows a strong correlation between space and time related to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus infections. FULL STORY »

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