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Duration of diarrhea decreased from 6.5 days in the control group to 1.3 days in the trial group with the highest...
Since May 2013, the U.S. pig industry has been battling Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) outbreaks. PEDV, a highly contagious disease, has already spread to at least 14 states.
PEDV is a member of the Coronaviridae family that also includes other swine viruses such as Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE), Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus (PRCV), and Porcine Haemagglutinating Encephalomyelitis Virus (HEV).
After an incubation time of 22 to 36 hours, severe symptoms as diarrhea and vomiting can occur and infect up to 100 percent of a pig herd. Suckling piglets younger than seven days are the most sensitive group with mortality rates of 80 - 100 percent. The transmission is faecal-oral, no vector or reservoir has...
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Preliminary studies of first vaccine to get USDA approval for fighting PEDv have been promising, Tom Vilsack says
Much knowledge about porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome has been gained since vaccine was introduced 20 years ago
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