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Preventing the spread of PEDv

Source: Wikipedia

One of the biggest youth swine shows in the country concluded in Oklahoma City. When the exhibitors went home, they may have taken a deadly swine disease with them.

It is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv), which is a baby pig killer and highly infectious.

The virus was found as several pigs became ill early this week and veterinarians ran tests to determine the cause. The PED virus was verified on Wednesday evening and word went out to everyone who had been at the livestock show.

This wasn’t Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) or African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, but it shows how easily a disease can spread given the slightest opportunity.

AUDIO: World of Agriculture

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