Weekly Overview: Better Understanding May Help Control of PED Virus

There is some optimism in Canada that outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) may soon be brought under control, following the identification of a feed ingredient that carries the PED virus, writes Jackie Linden. New research from the US, however, shows that the virus remains viable for a prolonged period in feed, manure and water - and it only takes a low dose of virus to infect a piglet. One can only hope Canadian optimism is not misplaced. In the last week, there have been the first reported outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland and Food and Mouth Disease in North Korea.
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