Agriculture and Harvest Public Media
6:23 am
Tue September 17, 2013

ISU Researchers Develop New Test for Deadly Pig Virus

PEDV is most deadly to young piglets.
PEDV is most deadly to young piglets.
Credit Sarah McCammon

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus has the potential to kill entire litters of piglets. It has been confirmed in 17 states including Iowa since its first appearance last spring. Now, hog producers and veterinarians have a new tool to help fight it, thanks to a more sensitive test developed at Iowa State University.