News

Researchers Connect Feed To PED Virus

Photo: WNAX

 

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.

Recent Headlines

23 mins ago in Local

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Ways To Minimize Post-Biopsy Complications

Fresh
hospital drugs

Absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased following benchmark publications on PSA screening, but according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers, the relative risk for patients continues to increase.

2 hours ago in Local

Colorado is Causing Problems for Nebraska Law Enforcement

Fresh
marijuana

Nebraska is taking another route in its legal action against Colorado for legalizing marijuana.

2 hours ago in Local

District 18 Senate Race Develops

vote

It appears there will be a Senate race in District 18 this year.

9 hours ago in Local

Yankton County Commission to Consider Higher Fees & Taxes for Road Repair

Yankton County Commission 020516

The Yankton County Commission heard from their road and bridge task force this week. The group was set up to look at funding alternatives after a property tax opt out failed last fall.

9 hours ago in Local

Prepare Now for Severe Weather

Severe weather session 042716

With severe weather breaking out in the region, now is a good time to make preparations for the season.