PED Suspected in Japanese Pig Herd12 March 2014
JAPAN - At a farm on Kyushu, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is the suspected cause of an outbreak of diarrhoea in young piglets.
On 10 March, at a farm in Karatsu province, 1,400 young pigs were involved in an outbreak of diarrhoea; 25 animals died, reports Kyushu Yomiuri.
As there is a suspicion of PED, the authoirities have sent samples for examination to the National Institute of Animal Health in Kyushu Branch (Kagoshima Prefecture).
The authorities have called for a voluntary ban on pig movements in the area.
If confirmed, this would be the first PED infection in the prefecture.
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