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on August 5, 2013

US pig industry battling PEDV spread

Porcine epidemic disease virus poses an economic threat to the 68,300 hog farms that make up the US pig herd.

Porcine epidemic disease virus (PEDV), a disease fatal to newborn piglets and unfamiliar in the United States, is spreading through the Midwest an alarming rate with 300 confirmed cases in 16 states, since its arrival in April 2013. PEDV has been in the global pig industry for decades, with reports…

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