Positive Test in VT: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been identified in our region of Vermont in a well-managed herd. This is the first positive case in the state. It is very contagious and is usually fatal for pre-weaning piglets. This is a MAJOR concern; PREVENTING TRANSMISSION between farms is extremely important. If pigs in your care develop diarrhea, testing is extremely important. Also, call and/or review information on pork.org for biosecurity information.

More information on the disease can be found at http://www.pork.org/Research/4316/PEDVResources.aspx#.UzXB361dWUE

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