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Katie M. Cottingim

Katie M. Cottingim is a research assistant for the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota. Email her at


Reducing porcine delta coronavirus risk of transmission

Understanding what causes this virus to be resistant to inactivation might help reduce the incidence of infection in pigs.
Coronaviruses include transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus and porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV). These viruses cause diarrhea and vomiting with subsequent dehydration and death, especially in young pigs. Fecal oral and fomite contamination are the main routes of virus transmission within and among herds.
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