The latest porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) news on U.S. and global outbreaks, analysis and research on disease prevention, identifying symptoms, biosecurity measures and best practices and international trade implications for pig producers from the editors of Pig International magazine.
I had often heard about how dangerous and destructive feral swine can be, but what I had heard became more relevant when my family saw two of them in a wooded area near our campsite in a state park in Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend.
Since May of this year, there have been 45 porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) cases confirmed in Manitoba, Canada, according to the Manitoba government website. Prior to May there had only been 10 cases since 2014.
Immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus passed via sows' milk to their new-born piglets.
October 12, 2016
The vaccine was developed by Sanphar Asia using artificial cell membranes from ACM Biolabs. An earlier study showed that both oral and injected formulations provided immunity against PED virus in weaning pigs.
I'm back from Dublin, Ireland, and the International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS) 2016 conference, and it is a good time to reflect on what impressed me the most at this all-veterinarian event.
It was roughly one year ago when Smithfield Foods announced it was restructuring in what it called the “One Smithfield” initiative. It appears the company’s new CEO couldn’t be more pleased with how the initiative has worked so far.