Under the Microscope
10:41 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Under the Microscope: Drought, PED vaccines

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Listen to this week's show with host Kristofor Husted.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced $3.9 million in funding toward developing a vaccine for a disease crushing hog farms.

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5:03 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

New test could help quell spread of hog disease

Pork producers are worried about a virus that has the potential to wipe out entire litters of piglets.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

Hog producers and their veterinarians have a new tool to help with the fight against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV). 

The first cases of the fast-spreading disease in the United States were confirmed last spring, prompting researchers to leap into action. At this point, PEDV has been confirmed on nearly 600 farms in 17 states.

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