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Researchers Connect Feed To PED Virus

Researchers Connect Feed To PED Virus

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Pipestone Vet Clinic and SDSU researchers have found working together that swine can get Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus from eating contaminated feed.  The lead author of the study is Pipestone Vet Clinic’s Dr. Scott Dee.

Dee says the discovery is an important break through for producers trying to deal with this incurable disease which has killed millions of pigs nationwide.

Dee says the farms where they tested the pigs that ate the contaminated feed had all practiced good biosecurity, many with air filtration systems. He says it’s critical pork producers and animal health specialists work with the feed industry in solving a solution to this problem.

Dee says producers need to work with their local veterinarian and take the proper steps to guard against any risk factors with feed.

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