PEDV http://iowapublicradio.org en USDA makes PED a reportable disease http://iowapublicradio.org/post/usda-makes-ped-reportable-disease <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that hog farmers are now required to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/2014/faq_ped_reporting.pdf">report outbreaks</a>&nbsp;of certain viral diseases that have spread across the country during the past year.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:13:45 +0000 Amy Mayer 39350 at http://iowapublicradio.org USDA makes PED a reportable disease Pig Virus Now Impacting Pork Prices http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pig-virus-now-impacting-pork-prices <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A virus that has devastated piglets for nearly a year is now responsible for lower pork supplies and higher prices.</span></p><p>Phil Borgic of Nokomis, Ill. knows first hand what happens when porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus infects a hog barn. He walked through one in late January pointing out the differences among litters.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 37390 at http://iowapublicradio.org Pig Virus Now Impacting Pork Prices Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus continues relentless spread http://iowapublicradio.org/post/porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-continues-relentless-spread <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Pork producers across the country are continuing to grapple with a virus that’s killing their piglets. Experts estimate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (</span>PED<span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">) virus has already killed about 1 million baby pigs and the disease shows no sign of abating.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 34803 at http://iowapublicradio.org Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus continues relentless spread