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SDSU Specialist Says PED Virus Shows Up In South Dakota

SDSU Specialist Says PED Virus Shows Up In South Dakota

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed thousands of adult and juvenile pigs since it first hit the United States in May.  SDSU Extension Swine Specialist Dr. Bob Thaler says the state’s first few cases were in animals in a nursery or going into a weaning and finishing barn, so there was very little death loss. But he says, he has reports of two new cases in the state.

He says PED virus is easily spread through manure and is not air born like PRRS.

Thaler recommends disinfecting any trucks or trailers after they have dropped animals off at market. He says PED virus is not affected by the cold snap that is hitting much of the country.

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