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USDA Licenses vaccine for PEDv

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a conditional license to Harrisvaccines, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for a vaccine that may aid in the control of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in swine. This is the first licensed vaccine for PEDv. It will be used to vaccinate […]

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USDA requires reporting of PEDv

St. Paul, Minn., April 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to […]

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State veterinarian issues bans on non-terminal swine shows

February 11, 2014 Wisconsin state veterinarian bans spring fair pig weigh-ins, recommends only terminal shows amidst disease concerns (PDF) Media Contacts:  Raechelle Cline, 608.224.5005   or Jim Dick, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – In an effort to protect Wisconsin’s pork industry from the spread of a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian […]

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Route of PEDv reported

Questionable hygiene practices among meat processing plant employees, freight truck drivers and other workers at hog processing plants have been implicated in the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus across the US, according to research conducted by the University of Illinois. PEDv is spread most commonly spread by pigs ingesting contaminated feces. The virus, which […]

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

The presence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) was confirmed in the United States during the week of May 13, 2013. The diagnostic labs in of Iowa State University (ISU) and Minnesota State University have tested 113 positive for PEDV. PEVD is a Corona virus related to other swine viruses such as transmissible gastroenteritis virus […]

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2013 Swine Show Exhibition Guidelines

Recommendations, developed by  DATCP, Department of Health Services, UW-Extension and the WI Pork Producers, that are aimed at reducing  the risk of transmission of the influenza virus among swine at fair exhibitions have been released. The list include vaccination protocols, limiting the length of stay and time between shows and barn monitoring schedules. Details of […]

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Welcome to the new WI Swine Extension Site We would like to thank the retired members of the Swine Extension team for  helping guide WI swine producers. Welcome to the new and returning members of the team. Their contact information is listed on the right. We have consolidated and updated everything from the old sites […]

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